Tallahassee To Serve As A Staging Area For Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles

In preparation for TS Isaac making landfall, the American Red Cross Capital Area Chapter has been asked to serve as a staging area for Red Cross Emergency Response vehicles and Mobile Feeding Kitchens coming from all over the nation.  Red Cross Emergency Response vehicles perform mobile feeding and the distribution of needed supplies to shelters and residents affected by the storm.

“We will stage all the vehicles at the Northwood Center” said Dan Samborn, CEO for the Capital Area Chapter of the Red Cross.  Vehicles started to arrive this morning and are now parked at the chapter headquarters on Easterwood Drive until we move them to the Northwood Center.

The vehicles will deploy to the affected areas once the storm makes landfall and it is safe to enter the area.  “We expect to stage at least 50 vehicles for the next few days.”

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