The Columbus Red Cross was busy Sunday making preparations for an anticipated power outage at the Columbus Civic Center where 570 Glynn County and other Irma evacuees are being housed.

Alex Balkcum, disaster program manager with the Red Cross said Sunday that bag lunches were being prepared in case power goes out in the city. The Red Cross relies on hot meals that are cooked at the Salvation Army.

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