According to the Abilene Red Cross, it's too dangerous for civilians to travel to the Texas coast to help. Instead, they encourage people to donate.

The Red Cross said the best items to donate are non-perishable foods, clothes, toiletries, water but the most important donations are monetary.

Disaster Program Manager Nate Lester said, "The best way to donate is financially and you can do that through"

Lester said with a $20 donation, they can make it stretch further than a civilian buying $20 worth of water. The Red Cross also has resources that allows them to target specific necessities.