The weather is quite a bit colder than they're used to in Humboldt County, but 13 corpsmembers from the Fortuna Center are spending the next month in Detroit, Michigan, tackling cleanup work from the city's August flash floods.
The corpsmembers will go house to house, removing drywall from the basements of flooded homes and clearing debris impacted by the water.
The CCC's work is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Three Michigan counties were declared federal disaster areas by President Obama after this summer's flooding.
The CCC has sent corpsmembers to other states on an emergency response basis before, including crews to Louisiana to clean up after Hurricane Rita in 2005, and corpsmembers helping with fire rehabilitation work in Yellowstone National Park in 1989.