American Red Cross personnel from the local area were dispatched to Louisiana this week as Hurricane Isaac hits the Gulf Coast. Craig Dale of New Ulm and Redwood Falls volunteer Diane Radel were driving an emergency response vehicle from Mankato to Louisiana to help feed and care for those affected by the hurricane. The Red Cross also has mobile kitchens and truckloads of relief supplies on the way to the Gulf Coast, and more than 50 pre-positioned support trailers are ready with supplies. Other crews will be sent to assess post-storm damage and take part in mass-care operations. A total of 15-million people may be impacted by the storm.