Red Cross team from Nashville ready to respond to hurricane victims

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Nashville division of the American Red Cross is on the road to Florida.

Volunteers loaded up two emergency response vehicles to head to Tallahassee. They will then wait to be dispatched where it’s needed after Hurricane Matthew hits.

“It could be south Florida, eastern Florida or on up the coast of South Carolina, and further up the coast in Virginia and New York,” said Bobby Young with the Red Cross.

He told News 2 they do this for every disaster, no matter what it is, often times taking two of the emergency trucks with them.

“We always have those ready at a moment’s notice. We were just called last night around 9 o’clock last night and they told us to get ready to roll them,” Young added.

The organization also told News 2 they have volunteers on standby.