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Spokane Red Cross volunteer heads to Hawaii to prep for hurricanes

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Two Pacific hurricanes, Madeline and Lester, are expected to hit Hawaii over the next several days. They could bring as much as 15 inches of rain and 75 mph winds to the state. Red Cross has disaster workers and supplies on alert to respond, and 14 Red Cross and community evacuation shelters are currently open.

One of the volunteers in Hawaii Wednesday, is Sharon Andrews. Andrews is part of a small advance team making preparations for the storm.

 The Red Cross reports that to date, they have deployed more than 6,300 volunteers in less than two months, two-and-half-times the number called upon by this point in 2015. Plus, last year saw 24,000 volunteers deployed, with 2015 requiring more than triple the number of volunteers to respond to disasters than in any of the past three years.

For more information on volunteering, click here.

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