According to the National Weather Service, as many as a dozen tornadoes pummeled Texas Tuesday afternoon, but no one was killed.
Red Cross crews in the Valley said they are on what's called “standby status.”
Anytime there is a natural disaster that captures national attention the Red Cross prepares to travel from anywhere in the country. That includes the group in the Valley.
If the Red Cross needs help from volunteers with certain skill sets, they will get local chapters to send aid.
Crews in Dallas seem to have things under control with two shelters opened up.
Still, disasters like they saw in Texas could need volunteers ready at a moment's notice.
“Typically, you don't always know what you're gonna see when you get there,” said Disaster Relief Services Program Manager Raymond Watson. “And so, whatever specialized training a volunteer has, they'll certainly want to be ready to provide that.”
Red Cross volunteers said when they finish in Texas, they will be ready to respond to anything else immediately.
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