Hurricane warnings have been issued for an area stretching from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle as Isaac churns toward the Gulf Coast.
The Chattanooga Salvation Army is one of the organizations now on standby...just in case.
Just like with Hurricane Katrina seven years ago...regional groups are getting ready to help if the storm is as large as predicted.
Right now, the target area is the gulf coast in the vicinity of Mississippi/Louisiana.
Local Salvation army spokeswoman Kimberly George could be called at any time.
Kimberly George, Chattanooga Salvation Army, "As soon as an area is declared safe to start serving in they start making the calls, they start assessing and determining how many mobile kitchen units, how volunteers what the resources will be needed. Once they decide that it is gone beyond the scope of their state they start calling in neighbor states for backup resources."
The local chapter of the American Red Cross is also on the move.
They have already deployed two volunteers to Tampa, Florida.
Also, a manager with Chattanooga's Red Cross will be stationed in Atlanta.