Ohio Safe Haven From Hurricane Irene

By
Associated Press

Dateline
Updated Fri, Aug 26, 2011 8:26 am

Ohio is providing shelter and support as Hurricane Irene aims toward the East Coast hundreds of miles away.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton is taking in military planes pulled out of the storm's expected path. Six twin-engine warplanes had arrived by Thursday afternoon from the Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point in North Carolina. Dozens more aircraft are expected at Wright-Pat by tonight.

American Red Cross chapters in Ohio are sending volunteers, supplies and equipment to the East Coast. Ken Robinson of the Toledo chapter says an emergency response vehicle was
heading to Maryland and that his region's 750 volunteers were being asked about their availability.

Auto club AAA is cautioning Ohio travelers that Irene could cause widespread weekend flight delays.
 

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