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Red Cross opening emergency shelters

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    Alabama's chapter of the Red Cross says it's ready to open emergency shelters for people seeking cover from Isaac.  10 to 15 shelters would open in the gulf coast region.  They would be able to hold about 3,000 people.

    The agency also says it has shelters on standby in the Montgomery and Birmingham areas.  The Red Cross has workers and equipment ready for activation if needed.

    If you'd like to help, you can donate by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or by going to