More than 20 Dakotans deploying for Hurricane Florence relief

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - More than 20 disaster workers from the Dakotas are deploying to assist victims impacted by Hurricane Florence.

Three local emergency response vehicles are on their way to South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.

Volunteer Tom Henley is readying a fourth ERV set to depart from the Red Cross office in Sioux Falls whenever he gets the call.

"I'm just hoping that I'll be able to go down and do my part to help the people that are in need," he said. "I think my years of ministry and years of that nature are going to come into play, and I just pray that they give me the strengthen not to breakdown."

Florence's outer bands are bearing down on the Carolinas.

The storm grew in size overnight, and even though it is now a Category 2, it is still expected to bring catastrophic rainfall and storm surges.

Anyone can help the Red Cross assist victims by texting the word FLORENCE to 90999 to make a $10 donation.