A volunteer with the American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma was sent to Louisiana Thursday to help those affected by the flooding.
Recent heavy rains caused widespread flooding, inundating homes and businesses, and closing roads in Lafayette and Saint Martin Parishes, according to Red Cross officials.
Steve Klapp, a disaster assessment manager for the American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma, was sent to Louisiana to help those whose homes or businesses may have been damaged by the flooding.
Officials said several people had to be rescued when their vehicles became trapped in high water, including some middle school students whose school bus was stranded when water flooded the roadway.
Red Cross workers are offering shelter and food to those affected.