MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - We missed Hurricane Sandy's wrath here in Middle Georgia, but we are feeling some of the effects she's left behind and organizations are heading north to help with relief efforts.
Georgia Power is heading north. The Southern Company sent two thousand workers to help the millions of people without electricity get their power back.
At the Central Georgia Red Cross, two volunteers and an Emergency Response Vehicle drove to the impacted area to help feed and shelter evacuees. LaTravius Smith says right now, they are on standby and waiting to get the call to send more help.
"We are gearing up to sen as many as 300 mass care personnel who will perform the operations of shelter management and feeding," Smith said.
The Macon-Bibb County Emergency Management Agency is also on standby. Deputy Director Mark Wynn is staying in touch with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and says he is waiting on instructions.
"You never know what they're going to ask for, so you just have to be ready to have the assets available that they ask for at that time and be available to perform the task they ask you to do," Wynn said. "So we're just on standby waiting for them to ask us to do stuff."
The Peach State is feeling Sandy's winds and conditions are favorable for fires. Warner Robins Fire Deputy Chief Ross Moulton is urging everyone to be careful
"In these conditions that fire has an explosive, it can get really out of control fast," Moulton said. "There's a huge probability for outside fires right now."
Deputy Chief Moulton says you shouldn't burn anything right now and you need to be careful when putting out your cigarettes.