Connecticut volunteers to help flood ravaged communities

Waters flood the intersection of Interstate 44 and Highway 141, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in this from the top floor of the Drury Inn in Valley Park, Mo.. The flooded Meramec River has shut down all traffic at the intersection. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

FARMINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) – Three volunteers from the American Red Cross are heading to Missouri to help victims of flooding days after severe weather ripped the area.

The volunteers will assist in disaster assessment and mental health services. The local volunteers are part of a group of some 3,000 volunteers in the Connecticut and Rhode Island region.

Related: More rain in the forecast adds to woes in flooded Midwest

A weekend of storms has left almost 300 people in shelters across Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and Texas.

There is also more heavy rain in the forecast.

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