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Red Cross gears up for tree damage as flooding, rain continue to batter Southeast
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ATLANTA -- Red Cross officials and volunteers are ready to help, Sunday, as historic rainfall and flooding continue to unfold in the Southeast.

“Today, we’re still actively coordinating with state and local emergency partners, keeping a close eye on river levels, and making sure our volunteers and supplies are ready to go, ” Eric Corliss of Red Cross Disaster Officer for Georgia said.  “Once things stabilize in Georgia, we’ll release people and vehicles to help our hard-hit neighbors in the Carolinas and other states.”

With more windy conditions on Sunday in Georgia and saturated ground in many places, Red Cross officials said they anticipate that tree falls on homes will join home fires as the most common disaster they respond to.

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The organization said it responded to at least four overnight responses in northeast Georgia overnight.

In addition to flooding on the East Coast, the Red Cross is still helping people impacted by wildfires in California. People can help by donating to Red Cross Disaster Relief to support disasters big and small by visiting redcorss.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. 


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