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American Red Cross prepares for TS Karen

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The Savannah chapter of the American Red Cross is preparing to help wherever they may be needed. The Savannah chapter of the American Red Cross is preparing to help wherever they may be needed.
The Savannah chapter of the American Red Cross is preparing to help wherever they may be needed. The Savannah chapter of the American Red Cross is preparing to help wherever they may be needed.
Esther Sheppard, the Savannah chapter's development manager. Esther Sheppard, the Savannah chapter's development manager.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The Savannah chapter of the American Red Cross is preparing to help wherever they may be needed. 

Not only are they ready to help locally, but they are also on standby and ready to go help neighboring chapters that may get hit by Tropical Storm Karen.

The Savannah chapter has two emergency response vehicles gassed up, stocked with water bottles, toiletry care kits and other essentials ready to travel to areas that may be in Karen's path.

They have also called on 50 on their volunteers and are continuing to see if more are available to respond if necessary. The Red Cross says the path of any system can change unexpectedly so they always have to be prepared to help.

"Always there's chance that it could impact any of our chapters. If it were to impact a chapter in Augusta or in Columbus or where ever in Georgia, our chapter is ready to just go pick up and support those other chapters," says Esther Sheppard, the chapter development manager.

Leadership from all of the Georiga chapters held a conference call Friday to make sure everyone is on the same page and ready to respond if necessary.

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