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Colorado Red Cross volunteers sent to Carolinas in anticipation of Hurricane Florence

Posted at 4:10 PM, Sep 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 18:10:01-04

COLORADO – More than 30 Colorado and Wyoming Red Cross members are being sent to North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia as part of a relief effort in anticipation of Hurricane Florence.

The storm is expected to make landfall late Thursday night or early Friday morning. Hurricane warnings have been issued for parts of the Carolinas as the hurricane moves toward land Tuesday afternoon.

The Colorado and Wyoming volunteers will join the hundreds of other volunteers from across the country working to provide comfort to those affected by the storm. Volunteers will provide snacks, meals, drinks, and water from Emergency Response Vehicles and manage the operations of the deployment.

The tropical storm could bring catastrophic flash flooding and major river flooding in portions of the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic states into early next week. A state of emergency has been declared in the three states and Maryland and Washington D.C., according to a release.

Evacuations are also underway for a number of areas. For volunteer options and more information, click here.