The local chapter of the American Red Cross is gearing up for service in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The large storm moved on shore last night and continues to move into the upper Ohio River Valley today with high winds, rain, and in some higher elevations, heavy snow. So far, no local volunteers have been called out, but they are on standby.
Southwestern Illinois Chapter Executive Director Robin Summers says the American Red Cross has prepositioned its assets to prepare for the recovery:
Summers says nationwide, there are more than 13-hundred disaster volunteers ready to deal with this disaster, and more than 100 Emergency Response Vehicles have already been deployed.