Central Ohio Volunteers Head South To Help With Storm Cleanup


UPDATED: Friday May 2, 2014 9:22 AM

Central Ohio volunteers headed south Friday morning to help victims recover from deadly tornadoes and flooding.

A group of volunteers gathered at the Red Cross headquarters in downtown Columbus before the trip.

The volunteers were traveling to Arkansas, Florida and Kansas.

At least 37 deaths have been reported from the large storm system that made its way through the South after cutting a destructive path through parts of the central United States.

Mississippi and Arkansas saw the most fatalities, as well as the most destruction from violent tornadoes.

Deaths also were reported in Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Iowa.

Florida's panhandle was hit hard by floodwaters.

The National Weather Service said nearly 19 inches of rain fell in Alabama and Florida in just 24 hours.

To support the Red Cross during recovery efforts, text "RedCross" to 90999 to donate $10.

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