More than 30 Red Cross volunteers from southern Missouri are in the Gulf of Mexico area helping with Hurricane Isaac relief.
The Red Cross says it will continue to send volunteers to the region to help. They set up shelters, help with nursing, mental health and the distribution of food.
But the local Red Cross doesn't yet know just how much assistance is needed.
"It's still in the unknown phase," says Nigel Holderby of the American Red Cross of Southern Missouri. "At this point the damage assessment has not even started for what the damage would be like, so as far as the commitment from the Red Cross, we are there until there is no longer a need."
The Red Cross sent three more southern Missouri volunteers today.
Thursday, May 23 2013 4:53 PM EDT2013-05-23 20:53:15 GMT
Soon residents in Miami, Oklahoma will face court appearances for letting trash, grass and weeds get away from them thanks to a new city ordinance. Starting July 1, Miami residents will be expected toMore >>
Starting July 1, Miami residents will be expected to keep up with their yards or face some pretty harsh realities. Residents who receive a citation will be required to show up in court, resulting in a fine as low as $0 and as high as $750 per day, depending on the situation.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:57 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:57:25 GMT
161 lives were lost during the Joplin tornado. One family today honored their son, 16-year-old, Lantz Hare, who lost his life at 20th and Wisconsin. Lantz was in his mother's vehicle at the Dillon'sMore >>
Friends and family gather on the two year anniversary of the tornado to look back on the life of 16 year old Lantz Hare.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:45:25 GMT
Residents in Ottawa County, Oklahoma pick up the pieces after trained spotters report a tornado touching down Monday evening. According to the National Weather Service trained spotters reported a tornadoMore >>
According to the National Weather Service trained spotters reported a tornado at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, located about eight miles south of Quapaw, Oklahoma. NWS says the report is preliminary until surveyors assess the damage to determine the strength and path.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 3:49 PM EDT2013-05-17 19:49:01 GMT
A new law in Oklahoma gives tribal officers more power when dealing with non-Indian members on their land. A lot of people don't know that without an agreement with the state, tribal law enforcement doMore >>
A new law expands jurisdiction and gives the title of Peace Officers to all tribal law enforcement in Oklahoma. The law gives authority to tribal officers in the state to enforce state law on their tribal land that is in trust. Previously when dealing with non-tribal offenders, tribal police had to wait for state law enforcement to make arrests.More >>
Statement from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College: NEO A&M College is currently experiencing unexpected power outages. These outages have interrupted services in a number of areas, including all campusMore >>
Though the outage only affected the NEO A&M administrative building, the campus server is at a stand still until power is restored, meaning the book store, business office, admissions and even the library can not operate, leaving students looking to register for summer classes out of luck.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:22 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:22:02 GMT
A $5 million renovation project is underway at Pittsburg State. It's a project five years in the making. State bonds are paying for the residential hall improvement plan. This fall at Dellinger HallMore >>
A $5 million renovation project is underway at Pittsburg State. It's a project five years in the making. State bonds are paying for the residential hall improvement plan.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:04 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:04:39 GMT
Authorities investigate a double shooting in Grove, Oklahoma. A woman is dead and the man who police say shot her is recovering in a Joplin hospital. It happened just before 7 p.m. on Thursday. TheMore >>
Authorities investigate a double shooting in Grove, Oklahoma. A woman is dead and the man who police say shot her is recovering in a Joplin hospital.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:04 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:04:22 GMT
A public hearing is underway for East Middle School Communication Arts teacher Randy Turner. The hearing pits the Joplin Schools administration against some parents and students testifying in supportMore >>
A public hearing is underway for East Middle School Communication Arts teacher Randy Turner. The hearing pits the Joplin Schools administration against some parents and students testifying in support of Turner. Turner himself testified to the school board Thursday afternoon.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:46 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:46:03 GMT
Joplin city officials release details of how they'll use a new $20 million grant. The grant was given during Wednesday's ceremony to honor those who died in the May 22, 2011 tornado. City officials haveMore >>
On the two year anniversary of the Joplin tornado, EDA officials presented Joplin officials a $20 million grant, enough to build a two story library and public parking garage at 20th Street and Connecticut.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:38:02 GMT
News release issued by the Coffeyville Police Department On the morning of May 23rd, 2013, the Coffeyville Police Department responded to 1807 S. Walnut to investigate a dog attack. At this location officersMore >>
A two day old in Coffeyville was severely injured Thursday when the family's dog attacked her. The newborn was taken a Wichita hospital with life threatening injuries.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:06:29 GMT
Miami's NEO A&M has signed a new agreement with Pittsburg State allowing more options for transfer students. This new arrangement applies to NEO students who transfer to PSU. Now those students can applyMore >>
Miami's NEO A&M has signed a new agreement with Pittsburg State allowing more options for transfer students. This new arrangement applies to NEO students who transfer to PSU.More >>