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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Seven American Red Cross volunteers from Oklahoma are headed to the Gulf Coast to help prepare for tropical storm Isaac.

The American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma said the volunteers will be spread across the region.

Three are headed to Montgomery, Alabama.

One volunteer is going to Baton, Rouge, Louisiana.

One volunteer is already in Florida.

Two additional volunteers are driving an emergency response vehicle to a staging area in Mississippi, where they will be assisting the Red Cross.

The Oklahoma volunteers are prepared to stay several weeks, if necessary.

Volunteers can help those in the region stay in touch with family and friends if they become separated by using the Red Cross Safe and Well website is a secure and easy-to-use online tool that helps families connect during emergencies.

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