East Texas Red Cross chapters are on stand by

Released by Linda Edwards with the American Red Cross, Smith County Chapter:

TYLER, TX - The American Red Cross is on stand-by to assist with any weather related events in the East Texas area. All East Texas Red Cross Chapters and their volunteers are preparing to assist with sheltering and feeding, if needed.

"While the major threat is flooding, the high winds may down trees and interrupt power in the affected areas." States Tammy Prater, executive director of the Smith County Chapter and the Regional Director of the East Texas area. "All our chapters stand ready to assist the citizens of our region."