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Red Cross in La. mobilized for Oklahoma tornado relief

Some American Red Cross workers in Louisiana will head to Oklahoma and others are on standby as that state recovers from a series of powerful tornadoes. 

Officials with the Northwest Louisiana chapter of the Red Cross tell FOX 8 that national headquarters is asking for three emergency response vehicles, one each from Shreveport, Monroe and Alexandria. The ERV's are usually staffed with two volunteers each, and will be used to do mobile feedings.

Those volunteers are expected to leave for Oklahoma within 24 hours and will likely stay for two to three weeks.

Kay Wilkins, CEO of the Red Cross's Southeast Louisiana region, says the volunteers in our area have not been requested but they will remain on standby and may yet be called out, depending on need.

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