North Central Florida American Red Cross Volunteers Prep to Travel to Oklahoma
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -The eyes of the nation are on Moore, Oklahoma as aid flows in to try and bring a sense of calm after the storm.
As of 5 o' clock Tuesday morning more than 27-thousand people were without power and the midwest community of Moore, Oklahoma is left devastated.
Emergency Services Manager with the NCF American Red Cross, Casey Schmelz says, “This is going to be a massive overhaul,we’re gonna look at having to bring in a lot of staff, and they’ve been working with us to make sure that all our volunteer’s availability is ready to go. I have a lot of volunteers whose laundry is getting done and getting packed and getting ready, because the second they pull that flag they’re gonna be on the plane and heading out the door.”
The Red Cross is not alone in their aid efforts.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is helping lead relief efforts with shipments of food water and medical equipment.
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