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Local Red Cross volunteers preparing for Hurricane Earl

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Volunteers with the Southwest Georgia chapter of the American Red Cross are preparing to head to North Carolina.

Wednesday afternoon workers prepped their Emergency Response Vehicle.

It's one of dozens of Red Cross units that will head to shelters and damaged areas in coastal areas of North Carolina to help those affected by Hurricane Earl.

"In North Carolina, that's where all the ERV's that Red Cross is calling up are going. They are prepared right now to open 14 shelters with 80 more on standby in North Carolina.They will go out and be able to supply the volunteer workers and people who would be in shelters and give them food and drinks," said Mari Wright with Southwest Ga. Chapter American Red Cross.

The last time local Red Cross volunteers responded to a Hurricane disaster was two years ago when Hurricane Ike made landfall in Texas.

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