Almost a dozen Red Cross volunteers from Oklahoma are headed to the East Coast to help with preparations for and the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Five volunteers from Central Oklahoma left Saturday morning en route to New Jersey.
Six more volunteers from eastern Oklahoma will leave Sunday morning. The Red Cross says these volunteers will fly out of Tulsa, headed to Baltimore.
Forecasters say Hurricane Sandy could rival the worst East Coast storm on record.
Hurricane Sandy, upgraded again Saturday just hours after forecasters said it had weakened to a tropical storm was barreling north from the Caribbean and is expected to make landfall early Tuesday near the Delaware coast.
It then could hit two winter weather systems as it moves inland, creating a hybrid monster storm.
The Tulsa area volunteers are expected to be assigned to shelter work and their final destinations in the Maryland area are yet to be determined.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.