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By Stephanie Kaye

Medical centers throughout the region are looking for volunteers to help shuttle patients to hospitals. But some lessons learned from December's snow storm are paving the way for this weekend.

National Rehabilitation Hospital sits right across the road from Washington Hospital Center in northwest D.C.

"One thing that we learned from the December snowstorm was to have a database at our fingertips, saying we needed four wheel drives and things like that," says Derek Berry, who works with the hospital.

The rehab center is ready for any overflow from the hospital's ER.

"We can take patients over here and help treat them, if that situation is required," he says.

Berry recommends interested volunteers check in with their local hospitals and health centers.

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