COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio is providing shelter and support as Hurricane Irene aims toward the East Coast hundreds of miles away.
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton is taking in military planes pulled out of the storm's expected path. The Dayton Daily News reports six twin-engine warplanes arrived by Thursday afternoon from North Carolina and dozens more aircraft were expected before Saturday.
American Red Cross chapters in Ohio are sending volunteers and gear to the East Coast. Ken Robinson of the Toledo chapter told WTOL-TV an emergency response vehicle was heading to Maryland and that volunteers were being asked about their availability.
The state Emergency Management Agency said Friday there were no weather concerns for Ohio related to Irene.
AAA is cautioning Ohio travelers that the hurricane could cause widespread weekend flight delays.