Three Red Cross volunteers from Maine are joining two others already in West Virginia to help with disaster relief after deadly flooding.

The flooding has killed 23 people in West Virginia over the past week.

Larry French of Rockland, Ellin Ruffner of Yarmouth and Edward Mouw of Kennebunk, departed from Maine on Monday. They’re joining Randy Eldridge of Orland and Margaret Rode of Tenants Harbor.

The Maine volunteers are joining hundreds of disaster worker providing meals, relief supplies and assistance to first responders.

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