Tulsa Red Cross Restocks After Winter Storm

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 5:12 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- A lot of Oklahomans are still cleaning up the mess from our two big snow storms. American Red Cross volunteers are already planning for whatever mother nature brings next.

The Red Cross opened 13 shelters in Green Country last week to help stranded drivers.

During an emergency, each shelter gets a trailer filled with things like food, drinks, cleaning supplies and cots.

"We had to bring all those supplies back. We have to get them cleaned. Our cots have to be sanitized and all of our supplies have to be restocked," said Brian Jensen, Senior Dir. of Emergency Services at Red Cross.

Once the trailers are ready to go again, they're sent across northeastern Oklahoma to wait for the next emergency.

Red Cross leaders say planning ahead makes it easier to open a shelter on short notice. A shelter can be set up in less than two hours.