More than a dozen local Red Cross volunteers and employees are in Louisiana this week helping out in the wake of Hurricane Barry.

The storm made landfall on Friday and dumped feet of rain on areas from New Orleans to Baton Rouge.
ABC-7 reports the Suncoast Blood Bank is also asking for donations in order to send units to affected areas in Louisiana.

In all, 14 Suncoast Red Cross representatives were sent to the hard-hit areas. No timetable was given as to when they may return.