Philadelphia NBC-owned statin WCAU sent its social media editor to Louisiana to cover the record floods there. Her reports can be seen on the WCAU 5 p.m. newscast.
WCAU says thousands are in need of temporary housing after flooding damaged an estimated 60,000 homes.
Smith is a former Red Cross spokesperson. She’ll give viewers a look at recovery efforts and let people know how they can help out.
“NBC10’s online coverage from Louisiana will provide our viewers with a direct look at the disaster recovery efforts that are underway and also help us raise awareness among our viewers about how we, as a community, can help families and individuals that have been affected by Louisiana’s floods,” said Anzio Williams, vp of news. “Sara’s experience with the American Red Cross, coupled with her keen digital reporting skills, gives her the unique ability and perspective to deliver our viewers with a firsthand account of the flood’s impact on thousands of Louisiana families and how we can step in to help.”