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Americares Workers Helping With Isaac Relief

A neigborhood flooded by Isaac - Manchac, LA - Aug 30, 2012 (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

A neigborhood flooded by Isaac – Manchac, LA – Aug 30, 2012 (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

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STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) - Workers based in Connecticut are on the ground working to provide relief from the damage of Hurricane Isaac.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau On The Story


Leading the Americares relief effort in Gulfport, Mississippi is Kate Dischino, who said water has receded in some of the flooded areas.

This will allow displaced residents to return home to survey the damage.

In many cases, she told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau, what they will find will be difficult.

“There’s water that’s high and in the water there can be insects and snakes. There’s tetanus concerns and there’s gonna be mold,” she said.

Americares is distributing household cleaning kits as well as medicines.

Dischino said thousands are still without power, with no estimate of when it will be restored.

Residents in the Gulf area she says are dealing with hot temperatures and humidity while trying to come to grips with the loss of homes or property.

She said there are some areas where trees are just piled up along the sides of roads and even some where waters are still rising. Some may rise another three to six feet.

If you want to donate to the Americares relief effort, click here.