Local Red Cross volunteer heading to Florida for Hurricane Dorian

A local American Red Cross volunteer will be flying into Orlando to assist in the organization’s response to Hurricane Dorian, which is forecast to strike the Florida coastline in the coming days.

Gary Clark will be working with the non-profit’s disaster services technology team.

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“Specifically, I’ll be doing communications,” Clark told Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs.

Clark’s deployment is expected to last at least two weeks, however he said he typically deploys in these kinds of scenarios for around four to five weeks.

Cory Paul, the executive director of the Dayton Chapter of the American Red Cross, said many of the volunteers preparing for potential deployments to assist with Dorian also assisted with local recovery efforts following the Memorial Day tornadoes.

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