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Williamsburg woman volunteers to help Texas flood victims

Williamsburg woman volunteers to help Texas flood victims

WILLIAMSBURG — As floodwater soaks southeastern Texas, a Red Cross volunteer from Virginia is rushing to help those in need.

Lisa Phee, a Williamsburg retiree and six-year veteran of the Red Cross, traveled to the Lone Star State on Friday to assist in the relief effort as a Red Cross emergency response vehicle (ERV) driver in Austin.

Torrential rains and flooding has plagued Texas since April. The flooding has killed 11 people, including five Army soldiers stationed at Fort Hood on Thursday, who died during a training exercise in a flooded area when their vehicle overturned in the floodwater, according to The Weather Channel.

On Friday, Phee was flying through...

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