Oklahoma Red Cross Volunteers Head To North Carolina - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Oklahoma Red Cross Volunteers Head To North Carolina

Posted: Updated:
Two American Red Cross volunteers left Enid Wednesday morning for North Carolina. Two American Red Cross volunteers left Enid Wednesday morning for North Carolina.

LaShauna Sewell, News9.com

ENID, Oklahoma -- Two American Red Cross volunteers left Enid early Wednesday morning for North Carolina to help residents prepare for Hurricane Irene.

Diana Mitchell and Patrick O'Neal will help with hurricane preparation and response. American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma spokesperson Rusty Surette says the two left around 6 a.m. They're driving a disaster relief vehicle to the east coast.

Watch YouTube video of the volunteers preparing for their trip

Mitchell is a registered nurse from Waukomis. She's been a Red Cross volunteer for eight months and in that time has been a part of emergency response teams for two major tornados. Mitchell says volunteering can be difficult, but she enjoys the work and encourages everyone to do it.

"I think people should get out and do it. It's awesome. You get to see a lot of country; you get to meet a lot of neat people, a lot of unusual people."

Two teams from the Tulsa Area Chapter of the American Red Cross also left for North Carolina Wednesday morning.

Hurricane Irene is now a Category 3 storm with sustained winds of 115 mph. It's expected to hit North Carolina over the weekend and could strengthen more by that time.

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Politics

Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Technology

Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.