Red Cross volunteer departs for Florida
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- A Red Cross volunteer from Latham is headed south as Florida prepares for Isaac.
Alan Hodges left Albany International Friday afternoon for Tampa. Hodges has been volunteering with the Red Cross for about 30 years and has helped with major disasters before. He helped relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina, flooding in West Virginia, a tornado in Springfield and Tropical Storm Irene and remnants of Lee.
Hodges says there's something new in store for this trip.
"This time I'm being deployed, or going down to Tampa, Florida as staff services. It'll be the first time I'm going down for that, so it's a new adventure in my expertise," said Hodges.
Hodges says his length of stay will depend on how hard Isaac hits.