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While thousands of people are rushing to get out of Tropical Storm Isaac's way, at least one man is headed right for the storm. While thousands of people are rushing to get out of Tropical Storm Isaac's way, at least one man is headed right for the storm.
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(WMC-TV) - While thousands of people are rushing to get out of Tropical Storm Isaac's way, at least one man is headed right for the storm.

As Isaac churns in the Gulf of Mexico, preparations are underway in the Mid-South.

The Red Cross has put equipment on standby and volunteers are already heading south.

Kenneth Brown, a volunteer with the Mid-South Chapter of the American Red Cross, is heading in a direction that many others are considering leaving.

Brown, who just returned from the wildfires in Colorado, is on his way to Baton Rouge, LA.

As a shelter supervisor, he could be doing anything from running an entire shelter to serving food and he'll be doing it on vacation time.

Brown has taken off from his paying job as a chaplain for the Memphis Fire Department.

While Brown prepares to head down south, local officials are waiting to see if evacuees will head to the Mid-South.

"If there were a huge influx of people and there were a need and they called out for our help, we would help them," said Kim Motschmam Cribb, of the Mid-South Chapter of American Red Cross. "We are in daily communications with the EMAs there."

But for now, it's hurry up and wait as Mother Nature makes up her mind.

The Mid-South Chapter of the Red Cross could open shelters in North Mississippi if state and local emergency officials decide it's necessary.

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