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AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

South Georgia emergency aid organizations are preparing and ready to give help to the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes.  But they may not get the call for several days.

The Flint River Chapter of the American Red Cross is keeping in contact with their national headquarters, preparing to send volunteers and aid to Oklahoma.

The Red Cross deployed 27 emergency response vehicles this morning.

There are six shelters open and two Southern Baptist kitchens able to produce 60,000 meals a day are on site.

South Georgia relief organizations remain on standby.

American Red Cross Flint River Chapter Executive Director Lara Gill said "We are going to have people from Georgia to go, who are available to go. But right now we are assessing the damage and see what's going to be needed."

The United Methodist Committee on Relief urges people who want to help not to go to the area because first responders need more time to search and secure the area.

Instead they should donate or volunteer for organizations that coordinate relief. To contribute to the American Red Cross, you can call 1-800-REDCROSS.  Or you can give online here.