Another natural disaster in the making means Northeast Ohioans are heading to hard hit areas to help.
The Summit and Portage County Chapter of the American Red Cross has already sent some volunteers to the East Coast as Hurricane Sandy bears down on that area.
"We've deployed four people from our chapter on Friday, along with our Emergency Response Vehicle, our ERV, to the area," local spokesman Mike Taylor tells AkronNewsNow.com, "and their main task, the people that we sent are specialists in mass sheltering and mass feeding."
Taylor says more people are on standby, to head east as needed.
But he says the local chapter could need to set up shelters here this week, if the remnants of Sandy affect this region in a severe way.
"It's a storm that could potentially could affect Northeast Ohio as well, with the heavy rains and heavy winds," Taylor says, "which again means flooding and power outages."