A group of Red Cross volunteers from Arizona took a late-night flight on Tuesday to prepare emergency services before Hurricane Florence is expected to hit the Eastern Seaboard.
We caught up with them before their flight out of Phoenix Sky Harbor. They were given 24 hours notice that they were going to help those in need.
Becky Best says she found out on Tuesday morning she was going to the East Coast.
"I have no idea what to expect," said Best" This is my first time doing (Red Cross) staffing on a large scale."
She said she has helped during disasters in Arizona but nothing on like a massive hurricane. She said she is willing to do what is necessary to help those affected by the hurricane.
"I like to serve," Best said.
Another volunteer heading east is Dawn Delaney, who is also newish to the organization. This is her second year. She said she read the news articles about the hurricane and is mentally preparing herself to help the victims.
"I know I'm going and I'm going to provide comfort to some people who may have lost everything and kind of be that light and help," Delaney said.
She said no disaster is the same but is looking forward to helping people.
"I know people are suffering but it's cool to do this. You meet so many people from different walks of life," said Delaney. "I think it's a fantastic thing to experience."
People on the southeast coast have been urged to evacuate as Hurricane Florence has hit Category 4 strength and is expected to impact 300 miles of coastline.
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