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American Red Cross preps for severe weather in Savannah area


There is a low chance of severe weather in the Savannah area, but the American Red Cross is preparing to help if necessary.

Emergency response vehicles are ready to be dispatched to affected areas throughout the southeast, but right now, the Red Cross is waiting to see what the storm does here at home.

The South East Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross is checking its vehicles and equipment, preparing to respond if the weather hits.

They have already started calling down several volunteers, including volunteer leadership teams who are on standby, and while the rapid deployment crews are ready to help already hard hit areas, right now they are holding back the resources in case they need them right here at home.

"Time right now is to prepare," said the American Red Cross' John Wright. "Know where you're going to go. Have a plan. It's the lowest portion of the house on the interior with no windows."

Normally, the Red Cross has a better idea of where the storm is heading, but with this system, they say the path is covering the entire state.

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