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Red Cross workers prepare SC flood aid

Officials said they were waiting for conditions to stabilize, but preparing what they can. Officials said they were waiting for conditions to stabilize, but preparing what they can.
Some 30 shelters have been opened in South Carolina so far, as Red Cross workers continue to gather more information on what is needed. Some 30 shelters have been opened in South Carolina so far, as Red Cross workers continue to gather more information on what is needed.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Workers with the Red Cross in South Georgia are preparing items to aid those dealing with deadly flood waters in South Carolina.

Officials said they are waiting for conditions to stabilize, but preparing what they can.

"I do feel like we will probably get that call this week. We have a couple in Moultrie that are trained emergency response vehicle drivers for us," said American Red Cross of Southwest Georgia Executive Director Lara Gill.

Some 30 shelters have been opened in South Carolina so far, as Red Cross workers continue to gather more information on what is needed.

A Red Cross mobile food truck could be called to action, but crews said they are ready for if and when that happens.

"We will be full of hot meals in these containers and someone will be handing them out this window to the workers," said Gill.

Resident James Leroy said the South Carolina flood footage looks remarkably like Albany in 1994, when he lost his home.

Leroy and his family had to spend three weeks in an Albany shelter.

His son Antonio, a 20-year-old Albany State Student then, was caught on the wrong side of the river.

Leroy said "I ended up being separated from my family for almost 2 weeks."

At least 11 deaths have been blamed on the weather in two states as flooding continued to swamp neighborhoods in South Carolina.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said the storm was the kind seen only in 1,000 years.

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