KC Area Volunteers Are Ready to Help After Sandy
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hurricane ‘Sandy’ already killed dozens of people across the Caribbean — and it’s only the beginning. Now it’s crawling up the East Coast of the United States and it’s expected to turn into a *monster* storm. Several states have declared states of emergency.
There’s so much uncertainity as to how severe this storm will be. So people from the Kansas City Metro area are gearing up to help and heading out. Red Cross has 11 people going to various areas expected to be affected by the storm. Many left by plane but for two their job is to drive a disaster vehicle and get set up to help feed people. They left Saturday just after 4 p.m.
Forecasters say Hurricane Sandy could rival the worst East Coast storm on record.
They’re warning people to be ready for days without electricity.
The fear is Sandy could merge with two winter weather systems – turning into a giant “Superstorm”. Since it’s nearly Halloween – some are calling it “Frankenstorm”.
It’s expected to strike New England Monday into Tuesday. Forecasters say the storm will bring heavy flooding and up to two feet of snow.