Hurricane Harvey impacts Kansans at home and in Texas

She said Hurricane Harvey could be the most intense hurricane that she's been deployed to.

Benjamin said that new Red Cross volunteers will rotate in every two weeks, but the Red Cross will continue to be there as long as there's a need.

Kristine Johnson reported for CBS News that the National Hurricane Center southern Texas was experiencing "catastrophic flooding" from Hurricane Harvey Sunday morning.

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The South Carolina region of the Red Cross is sending 53 volunteers to areas affected by Harvey along with three response vehicles. "We'll take 4 dogs with us down there to help find trapped victims, live victims in any of the destruction", task force member Chuck Wong said.

Baylor University does not expect any disruption to campus operations this weekend from inclement weather due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey.

"Right now the best thing people can do is donate money", said Katrina Farmer, director of American Red Cross offices in San Angelo, Abilene and Wichita Falls, Texas cities far from the coastline.

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There are also more than a dozen of local Red Cross volunteers packing up and heading to the Lone Star state.

Trailers full of shelter supplies including cots and blankets enough to support more than 20,000 people are in Texas.

Almost 50 additional shelters are ready to open if necessary, according to the Red Cross. Forecasts call for as much as 30 inches of rain to fall in the next few days.

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A total 26 people from Colorado and Wyoming left Friday ahead of the storm to assist in rescue and recovery efforts, according to Bill Fortune, Regional Communications Specialist with the American Red Cross.

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