Red Cross volunteers prepare to help if needed after Arthur

by: Tina Terry Updated:

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Volunteers with the American Red Cross in Charlotte are closely watching Tropical Storm Arthur's track as it churns closer to the Carolina coast.
                               
Workers have been busy all day loading this truck and others like it with food, water, and supplies.
               
If needed, they'll drive these trucks to the coast to help out with disaster relief.
 
Red Cross workers throughout North Carolina have had conference calls about Arthur since Monday.
               
In a news conference today workers told us they also have several local volunteers on standby.
               
They said if Arthur hits hard their job could be more challenging because of the number of people vacationing this week on the coast. 
               
They stopped short of telling people to stay home.
 
“Preparedness is the key word. We’re not telling people don't go, because we don't know what the storm is going to do at this point,” said Angela Broome, regional CEO with the American Red Cross.