Red Cross sends volunteers from Tri-State to North Carolina to help with Dorian aftermath

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – After hurricane Dorian “finally” moved away from the Bahamas it worked its way toward the U.S., sparing Florida from a direct hit as first feared.

Eventually hitting the outer banks of North Carolina.

The local Red Cross quickly sprang into action, sending several volunteers to assist.

One of those volunteers is Donnie Day. He’s been in the outer banks for nearly two weeks.

And while his time there is coming to an end, all eyes are on this new system.

Donnie says it’s being taken very seriously.

“Uh, they’re watching it. Especially the tourist industry here. They’re watching it because they book their…Especially the fishing vessels and stuff like that. People book their stuff weeks in advance so they’re definitely watching it on that. And of course, like I said, Dorian was supposed to be a tropical storm when it came to Florida and it was a cat five, so they don’t take anything for granted, they watch it pretty close.”

Donnie and his team head to Greenville Saturday to wrap things up and plan to head back to the Tri-State after that.

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(This story was originally published on September 13, 2019)

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