Lubbock ready to help with Hurricane Alex - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/30/10

Lubbock ready to help with Hurricane Alex

By Michael Slother - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - As Hurricane Alex makes landfall near the Texas coastline the people of Lubbock are ready to lend a hand.

Members of the local Red Cross chapter went south on Tuesday to meet the storm. On Wednesday they arrived in Farr, Texas and are waiting on the hurricane to pass before they get to work. Bill Curnow made sure his crew had everything they needed. "As far as my volunteers are concerned their primary responsibilities will be feeding people, they'll get their assignments early Friday morning and load up with food and they'll go from there," Curnow said.

The Red Cross isn't the only one helping. Lubbock's Emergency Operations Center is ready to assist as soon as they're called upon. Lubbock Emergency Services also sent a team to South Texas. "The team was mobilized to go to Weslaco which is down near Brownsville to help with the resource staging area, which is in charge of getting supplies to shelters, and also possibly points of distribution depending on how bad the situation is," said Deputy Chief Lewis Treadwell.

Lubbock is even helping out on the home front. The airport is housing Navy planes while they wait out the damaging winds. "The important thing is that we've got the people with experience that can go help if a disaster should ever happen in Lubbock, the same people we're helping are going to be helping us," Treadwell told KCBD NewsChannel 11.

Curnow is glad that he lives in a city that is always ready to help. "Whenever there's been a need in the state of Texas, Lubbock has always raised its hand and said how can we help."

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