Red Cross Louisiana staff and volunteers head to East Coast to help in Dorian efforts

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Hurricane Dorian is making its way near the East Coast, Louisiana American Red Cross staff along with volunteers will deploy today to help those in need.

Emergency response vehicle teams will be staged wherever they’re needed. Officials say that’ll most likely be in Georgia or Florida.

Those vehicles are stocked up with water, snacks and additional resources.

Emergency response vehicles are typically utilized to transport materials and supply communities with hot meals, snacks, and water through mobile feeding.

Several staff members have already been deployed over the last several days, but officials say they’ve prepared as much as they could, but the uncertainty of damage remains.

“Remember these storms can bring waves and immense amount of rain even though they’re not impacting the coastal United States. Flooding is always an issue. We’re not concerned with getting supplies to people as much as we are people being prepared,” says Merri Alessi, Executive Director of Louisiana Capital-West at American Red Cross.

Red cross volunteers and staff will deploy Tuesday morning around 11 a.m. and meet with other response teams to gather additional supplies.

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