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Central Alabama Red Cross prepares for landfall of Zeta

(File Photo) Red Cross Disaster Response
(File Photo) Red Cross Disaster Response(Source: WSFA)
Published: Oct. 28, 2020 at 9:41 AM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - While many in the gulf coast prepare for the storm, agencies like the Red Cross here in central Alabama are preparing as well to assist those who will feel the impact.

In Mobile, 30 volunteers are stationing to assist those affected by Tropical Storm Zeta, assisting with shelters, supply trucks, PPE’S and food.

“It’s nothing we can’t handle but it’s something we don’t look forward to because we don’t want to see people lose their property or don’t want to see people hurting,” central Alabama Red Cross Spokesperson Annette Rowland said.

While Red Cross volunteers are headed to Mobile, power crews with Central Alabama Electric Cooperative will remain at home, for now, preparing for possible extended power outages.

“We’re going to keep everybody here and make sure everyone is taken care of before we take off down to somewhere else,” VP of Engineering for Central Alabama Electric Cooperative James Gray.

Rowland says even though many are preparing, a sense of uncertainty still looms.

“It’s important that people don’t overlook the people who are suffering and the people who are dealing with these things because it’s hard it’s hard for everybody, and it’s extensive for everybody too,” Rowland said.

Rowland encouraged everyone here preparing by getting sandbags, making sure you have food and water, and people you have as emergency contacts know where you’re going to be when this storm hits.

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Original Story: https://www.wsfa.com/2020/10/28/central-alabama-red-cross-prepares-landfall-zeta/