LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - About a dozen American Red Cross volunteers from Arkansas will be going to the East Coast to help in preparations for and the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Red Cross spokeswoman Brigette Williams said the volunteers began leaving Saturday and others will leave during the next few days. She says the Arkansas volunteers will travel to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and New York.
Forecasters say Hurricane Sandy could rival the worst East Coast storm on record.
Hurricane Sandy - upgraded again Saturday just hours after forecasters said it had weakened to a tropical storm - was barreling north from the Caribbean and is expected to make landfall early Tuesday near the Delaware coast. It then could hit two winter weather systems as it moves inland - creating a hybrid monster storm
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