The American Red Cross of Greater Columbus sent two emergency response vehicles to New Jersey on Saturday to help people who may be impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
Each vehicle had two volunteers who were expected to join relief efforts once the storm made landfall. They were being stationed in Princeton as part of multi-state response to help millions of people who may be in the path of the storm.
The Columbus chapter was also sending volunteers to Princeton and Baltimore by air to help coordinate shelter operations with the government.
"It's like they build up an entire corporation literally overnight. And when they do these big disasters, it's kind of awe-inspiring to see," local Red Cross volunteer Mary Mills said.
Another emergency response team was scheduled to leave Columbus on Sunday.
Sandy is expected to have a significant impact on states including Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Some areas were already under states of emergency on Saturday.
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