By Jim Grawe
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
9:49 PM CDT, October 27, 2012
A group of Kansans took off for the East Coast storm zone on Saturday. They are preparing to help in the aftermath of what some are calling "Frankenstorm."
The nine Red Cross volunteers flew out of Mid-Continent Airport en route to Albany, New York. From there, there'll be dispatched to wherever they're needed.
The volunteers had only a few hours to prepare for the trip, as the window for safely reaching the East Coast quickly disappears.
"We're trying to get folks out to what could very well be the affected area before the hurricane hits," Red Cross spokesperson Brian Saindon says.
Saindon says the volunteers had to get going before the storm shuts down East Coast airports.
The volunteers will help provide food, water, shelter and first aid to storm victims if needed.
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