Local Red Cross worker Nicole Maul traveled to the Gulf Coast to be stationed in the path of the hurricane, ready to assist locals with the inevitable recovery.
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Action News spoke to Maul Sunday afternoon.
"Planning for power outages potentially, planning for heavy winds, planning for heavy rains," Maul said. "It's really hard to predict what care people will need after the storm, so when we can already have folks here, we can pick up and go."
Red Cross employees and volunteers are working as many as 16 hours per day to provide aid.
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Maul tells Action News she's stationed in Baton Rouge and plans to help with the aftermath of Ida for the next ten days.