(Columbus, OH) -- A number of Central Ohio residents are in Florida and other southern states to assist those affected by Hurricane Ian.
The storm made landfall as a category 4 yesterday afternoon, flooding areas along Florida's gulf coast before moving inland. Search and rescue team, Ohio Task Force One, deployed last weekend, with other workers and volunteers heading toward the storm since.
Red Cross Ohio volunteers have moved into the region to set up evacuation shelters. Nearly 600 AEP Ohio crew members and contractors left for Florida and Georgia yesterday, tasked with helping to restore power after the storm moves through.