Russellville trucking company transporting tankers of water to Irma victims

Published: Sep. 10, 2017 at 4:10 PM CDT
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As Hurricane Irma makes landfall in southern Florida, people from the Bluegrass are doing what they can to help.

The warning of this storm's intensity has forced millions to evacuate from their homes, but some folks remain to help with the disaster.

Owen Transport Services out of Russellville, Kentucky has drivers currently en route to Southern Florida with truck loads of water.

The water will be used for cooking, showers and possibly drinking as technicians, FEMA, and other relief workers brace the storm's impact at a makeshift campsite at Daytona Racetrack.

"We already left with five loads of water already to go down with approximately six to seven thousand gallons per load. we do it to help the people of course, ya know that's there," says Mike Owen, owner of Owen Transport Services.

By the end of the week, Owen says a total of 15 to 20 trucks will travel down to Florida and Georgia with loads of water.

The truck company has done this for the last three or four hurricanes- most recently for Harvey victims.

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