ILLINOIS (WCIA) — More than 2 dozen Illinoisans have deployed to Florida to help those affected by Hurricane Ian.

Red Cross filled their vans with ready-to-eat meals and water.

Brian Williamsen with Red Cross said 41,000 meals and snacks have already been provided, more than 3,400 people have been to a Red Cross and partner shelter, and 1,400 trained Red Cross staffers are in Florida.