Kentuckians travel south to help Hurricane Isaac evacuees.
"The storm is still over New Orleans raising havoc. It has not reached us yet. So we're still on the outskirts of it," says Rich Conaway, a volunteer for the Red Cross.
But volunteers from Kentucky, say they're prepared to handle whatever Isaac may bring.
Conaway, from the Red Cross Bluegrass chapter talked to us over the phone from inside of a shelter in Iberville, Louisiana. Conaway tells WKYT that Iberville is about seventy miles from New Orleans.
Forty-eight people are at this shelter waiting out the storm.
"I have enough food for about 100 people for about three days. So we're in pretty good shape. We do have running water still. We just don't have electricity. But we've got plenty of flashlights so people can see," says Conaway.
The lights went out early this morning, and shelter staff are told that power likely won't be restored until Hurricane Isaac passes through, which could be another forty-eight hours away.
"I know that he whole area could use a lot of prayers. A lot of support from everybody in the country. Of course, we've got things happening everywhere. But this affects us directly at home because we've got people from Kentucky here," says Conaway.
Some Kentucky volunteers are scheduled to stay in Louisiana for the next two weeks, but say they're willing to stay as long as they're needed.
"I'm just happy I can be somewhere to help," adds Conaway.