Amarillo, TX--If things continue the way they are, the Panhandle Red Cross Chapter thinks they're ability to respond to disasters here could suffer greatly.
Since December 1, they've responded to nine single family house fires. That's more than double the 3.8 fires in an average month.
But giving that help doesn't come cheep. They've spent more than $5,000 in December on aid.
That money has to come out of their savings account -- the same fund they would rely on if the panhandle had a major emergency - like a tornado.