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Tucson nurse heading to Florida to help with Hurricane Irma

Posted at 8:04 AM, Sep 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-15 11:04:28-04

A Tucson nurse is heading to Florida to help those impacted by Hurricane Irma.

Lee Chaudoin is an RN with the Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross.

She has been deployed to 13 natural disasters since 2010. 

Chaudoin volunteers through the American Red Cross because she loves to help.

More than 2,900 Red Cross workers are responding to Irma now, with almost 380 more volunteers on the way.

Overnight more than 10,300 people were provided refuge from Hurricane Irma in more than 120 government and Red Cross evacuation centers across 4 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Vigin Islands.

Before Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida, Governor Rick Scott put out a call for volunteer nurses to help in shelters. Chaudion does not know where she will be sent, but it may be somewhere in Florida or one of the islands affected by Irma.

They're just things, youre here and youre ok and right now we are going to take care and jeep you  warm, she said.