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Central Texas American Red Cross prepared to help with hurricane relief

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 1:42pm

100 Central Texas volunteers are on standby in Waco and surrounding areas for the next two days, in the event they are called to assist with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Social media has been a crucial resource for getting information out to the public. Already, 230-thousand ready-to-eat meals have been sent, along with bedding, toiletries, and shelter supplies. We're told more than 200 Red Cross shelters have been set up along the east coast.

“If the storm ends up larger and more damaging, than they had anticipated, that's when the resources from our area begin to be pulled in as needed,” said Executive Director Mark Felton of American Red Cross, Heart of Texas Chapter.

The American Red Cross, now, has a hurricane app you can download and track the path of the hurricane. Also, you can check on family members by going to the American Red Cross website and look to see if they've left an update.

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