HOUSTON -

Houston members of the American Red Cross have headed to the northeast to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy.

A dozen volunteers headed toward the region before the storm hit. They're stationed mostly in New York and New Jersey.

The crews from Houston have experience with hurricanes and flooding as those aren't unusual occurrences along the Gulf Coast.

Red Cross officials said more crews from Houston may go to the northeast. They're waiting for things to calm down and damage assessments to be made to determine how much help is needed.

About 35 people in Houston are on standby and ready to go at a moment's notice.