Dozens of Red Cross volunteers on standby in case flooding spreads in Pine Bluff

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PINE BLUFF, Ark.- Dozens of Red Cross volunteers are on standby in Pine Bluff in case flooding spreads as the Arkansas River crests. 

As of Thursday afternoon, the shelter in the city was empty. 

Volunteers say no one has come in needing help. 

That doesn’t mean they’re closing shop. 

Volunteers say once the water recedes, they’re next push for aid starts. 

“We’re here in the shelter not just to provide a safe haven and a hot meal, but once the water recedes, we’re ready to provide the same thing,” says Theresa Young with the American Red Cross. “The comfort, the care, disaster mental health, disaster assessment and clean-up kits.”

There are two other Red Cross shelters in Jefferson County. Those facilities are housing about 35 people. 

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