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Red Cross volunteer going to east coast to aid hurricane victims

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Many along the east coast are preparing for Hurricane Irene and help from the Heartland is on the way.

A volunteer from the Cape Girardeau Red Cross is gearing up and heading to North Carolina in an emergency response vehicle.

Jennifer Kubinak is no stranger to helping in disasters.

Her first assignment was helping after hurricane Katrina, and she spent six weeks in Joplin.

Kubinak plans to head to the affected areas one arriving on the east coast. She says that she will deliver hot meals to folks and also go door to door checking on people.

Irene could become a category four storm by Thursday.

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