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The American Red Cross is preparing to respond to Hurricane Sandy in New York and urges residents in its path to prepare as well. 

"The Red Cross is mobilizing volunteers, shelters, relief supplies and disaster vehicles to help," said Josh Lockwood, CEO, American Red Cross Greater New York Region. "The best thing families can do is to get ready now by staying informed about Sandy's progress, listening to the advice of local authorities, checking their emergency supplies, and reviewing their household's emergency plan." 

The Red Cross is moving disaster workers across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast into areas that weather experts predict will be affected by the storm.  

The emergency services agency says it has more than 100 emergency response vehicles on alert is also working closely with government officials, as well as community partners to coordinate response efforts.

The Red Cross has information about how to get prepared for the storm, including steps for hurricane and power outage emergencies on their web site. Videos are also available to help get prepared, including information on severe weather preparedness, how to get ready for winter weather and what to do when rip currents are an issue.

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