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Irene's Path: Local relief on standby

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)-- With Hurricane Irene en route for the East Coast, Chattanooga's Salvation Army is on standby to send its mobile kitchen to North Carolina.

A spokesperson says the call hasn't been made yet, but says the organization should know by Friday.

That mobile kitchen is currently being used to feed tornado victims in Apison.

If the mobile kitchen is deployed, a replacement from western Tennessee will be sent in its place.

Along the East Coast, folks are preparing for what could be a category four storm.

Thousands of people are fleeing from coastal North Carolina. A hurricane watch is in effect for the Outer Banks, and some counties are imposing mandatory evacuations.

If Irene makes landfall, it will be the first major hurricane on the East Coast since 2008.

Chief Meteorologist Paul Barys says the Channel 3 viewing area won't see any rain from the storm, despite the recent drought.

You can keep track of Irene's path here at WRCBtv.com or on your mobile device at m.WRCBtv.com. We also have FREE weather apps for the iPhone and Droid.

 

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