Alabama DR teams on alert as storm’s path is monitored

MONTGOMERY (TAB) — While Tropical Storm Isaac seems to be turning west of Alabama, the state’s disaster relief officials are still spending the day preparing for the “what if.”

Disaster relief volunteers are pulling out their signature yellow t-shirts, caps and badges just in case they are called out.

Mel Johnson, disaster relief strategist for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, is currently setting up the Incident Command Center at the Baptist Building in Montgomery. He also is staying in touch with FEMA, the American Red Cross, VOAD and the directors of missions along the coastal part of the state.

Two feeding units have already been requested and any teams needed in Alabama or other states will be ready to deploy as soon as the storm passes, Johnson said.

“We are active. We are engaged. We are coming.”

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