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The Gulf Coast needs your help. Watching the footage coming from the southeast region can feel daunting.

Close to 750,000 people are without power in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, according to power providers Entergy and Cleco.

Hurricane safety when the lights go out

Thousands of National Guard members are on hand to assist in rescue efforts, and relief organizations are on the ground.

“We’re still very much in the middle of a major storm,” said Daphne Hart, a Red Cross spokeswoman. “The flooding is a huge concern.”

The Red Cross has deployed 2,400 disaster workers from Florida to Texas. On Tuesday night, more than 5,200 people spent the night in one of 79 shelters open across six states.

Read:How To Cope With Tragedy & Grief

How You Can Help The Gulf Coast After Hurricane Isaac was originally published on elev8.com

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