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Savannah Red Cross sends 4 to NC

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross is sending four people and two emergency response vehicles to North Carolina to assist with Hurricane Earl.

The volunteers are from Hinesville, Glennville, Savannah and Brunswick. They will be going pre-position in Raleigh, N.C., and will get instructions from there.

The two vehicles are stationed in Red Cross coverage area, but they are national vehicles and can be called upon at any moment when there are national emergency situations such as Hurricane Earl.

"This year, hurricane season was predicted to be very busy and the Red Cross is prepared if those forecasts come true," said Robin Wingate, chapter executive office, American Red Cross, Savannah Chapter, in a statement. "We are on the ground in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, supporting local Red Cross efforts there. Disaster relief supplies are ready in warehouses in both areas. We are also finalizing response preparations with local, state and federal government agencies along the East Coast should the storm head for the U.S. mainland and more specifically, the Coastal Empire."

The Red Cross sent a seven-member disaster relief team with experience on logistics, feeding, mass care and operations on Saturday to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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