Hurricane Dorian: 3 local Red Cross vehicles leave for Alabama

UPDATE @ 5:15 p.m. (Sept. 2):

On Monday, two Emergency Response Vehicles from Cincinnati and one ERV from Dayton left for Mobile, Alabama, to be positioned in advance of the storm, according to the American Red Cross.

Once Dorian passes through, the ERVs will be able to respond quickly where the most help is needed.

The three ERVs are among 110 others heading to the East Coast. Along with the ERVs, the American Red Cross is sending 99 tractor-trailer loads full of relief supplies, including cots, blankets and 63,000 ready-to-eat meals.

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The Red Cross and community evacuation centers partnered to provide help to an estimated 60,000 people in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

Sunday night, nearly 2,600 people stayed in 60 Red Cross and community evacuation centers in Florida.

To donate to people affected by Hurricane Dorian, visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text "DORIAN" to 90999 to make a $10 donation. 


Two local American Red Cross volunteers will be leaving Monday morning to help with Hurricane Dorian efforts.

Alan Schussheim, of Troy, and Mark Howell, of Dayton, will drive an Emergency Response Vehicle to the coast.

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ERVs are pre-positioned so they can rapidly deploy to support disaster operations. They act as mobile feeding vehicles or are used for distribution of emergency supplies.