SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Local emergency crews are standing by in the event Hurricane Edouard displaces people or causes extensive damage. The American Red Cross office in Shreveport has been in contact with Red Cross headquarters today and has been told to be ready. The local chapter of the red cross says volunteers are ready to go at a moments notice, and that the Red Cross in Lafayette and Lake Charles are ready as well. The Red Cross has mobile units that can be dispatched to the affected areas. "One of the other things we've been asked to do is put our emergency response vehicles on stand by," says Michelle Davis with the American Red Cross in Shreveport.
A Red Cross volunteer from Shreveport is already in the area working on Hurricane Dolly relief.The Red Cross says that volunteer could be diverted to help with Edouard relief if it's necessary.