Red Cross Watching, Waiting for Cindy

By Pilar Arias

Tropical Storm Cindy is expected to make landfall along Gulf Coast states Texas and Louisiana by Thursday.

The storm has the San Antonio Chapter of the American Red Cross getting their ducks in a row should they need to assist with relief efforts.

“At this point the Red Cross is asking their volunteers to update their availability in our volunteer connection software,” spokeswoman Libby Castillo said. “What this does is allows us to know who is available to deploy if the need comes.”

The storm is expected to start affecting the south Wednesday night into Thursday. The Houston area is expecting three to six inches of rain as a result of Tropical Storm Cindy.

Castillo said the storm is a good reminder for people to be prepared for natural disasters.

“Download the emergency app that’s provided by the Red Cross. What this app has is a bunch of information about what to do before, during and after a disaster,” Castillo said.

The app, along with others by the Red Cross, can be found here.

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