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Local Red Cross volunteers in Carolinas brace Hurricane Michael

Posted at 5:43 PM, Oct 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 20:43:22-04

Local American Red Cross volunteer Veronique Royer is in North Carolina helping with the clean up efforts following Hurricane Florence. 

Now, with Hurricane Michael on track to reach the Carolinas early Thursday morning, Royer and others are preparing for another hit. 

"We still have over 200 clients in our shelter here, but unfortunately Hurricane Michael is arriving and we are on standby and waiting until tomorrow to see how it is going to effect this county," said Royer. 

The storm is expected to bring strong winds and heavy rain to already devastated areas, with flooding one of their biggest concerns.

Royer and other Red Cross volunteers are anticipating how they can help even more people after Hurricane Michael moved through. 

Another Kern County resident is already set to make his way to Florida from Kern County. 

"They will be flying into Louisiana and pick up one of our emergency response vehicles and then drive it to Florida as soon as it is safe," said Megin Huges, American Red Cross Disaster Program Manager. 

Royer says she will be staying in a shelter in Wilmington, North Carolina.