Residents going hungry due to flooded streets

LOXAHATCHEE GROVES, FL (WFLX) - Getting hay to the horses on Helena Barker's property isn't a problem. Putting food on her table, that's a whole other story.

Barker's home in Loxahatchee Groves is still swamped from the torrential downpour brought on by Tropical Storm Isaac. If it weren't for a special delivery from the American Red Cross, she and her husband would go hungry. "We're out of water and food; this is going to help sustain us a little bit longer," says Barker.

The American Red Cross setup two emergency response vehicles. One in the Acreage and one off Highway 80 in Loxahatchee Groves.

The problem is people are having trouble getting to them because streets are still flooded. Robert Travis is picking up the good and getting it to his neighbors. "It's flooded, completely flooded. We're just trying to get food out to them," says Travis.

"Knowing we have the resources and the food to help and people need it and we can't get it to them is frustrating," says Phyllis Baxter, a volunteer with the American Red Cross.

Baxter estimates there are hundreds of people out there like Barker who needs this kind of delivery. The help is there, the challenge is how to get it to them.

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