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Red Cross crews prepare for the worst

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) - East Texas Volunteers and staff with the Tyler Red Cross spent the day putting their disaster readiness to the test. Teams of Red Cross volunteers conducted a statewide disaster drill.

Staffers tell us Red Cross Chapters occasionally conduct their own training drills at least once a year, but today was the first time chapters across the state trained together.

"This is how we know how many folks need sheltering, how much food [and] what type of assistance the Red Cross needs to have available," said Red Cross worker Linda Edwards.

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