August 2, 2012
California– Two wild land fires in Shasta and Plumas Counties threatened about 100 structures and prompted the evacuation of some residents yesterday.
The ARC of Northeastern California opened 2 shelters for the affected residents.
A wildfire in Riverside affected 1 home, threatened 12 others and prompted a voluntary evacuation within the vicinity yesterday.
The Riverside County Chapter is in process of opening a shelter and provided hydration to first responders. Meals will be provided if required. The chapter is in contact with the County Office of Emergency Management and a liaison is at the incident command post.
July 27, 2012
California– Standoff between law enforcement and a suspect led to people being evacuated from their homes.
The ARC of Los Angeles Chapter responded by staff a shelter and provided Mass Care for the evacuated residents.
July 17, 2012
California– A wildfire burned hundreds of acres, threatened scores of homes and prompted evacuations in San Luis Obispo County on Monday.
The San Luis Obispo County Chapter deployed Team members, opened a shelter and provided assistance to evacuees as needed.
July 13, 2012
Texas – Excessive rainfall caused various levels of flooding that affected residents in Montgomery, Waller and Harris Counties on Thursday.
The Greater Houston Area Chapter communicated with local Emergency Management and placed human as well as material resources on stand-by to provide assistance, if needed.
July 12, 2012
California – A wildfire burned about 200 acres in Placer County prompting the evacuation of residents in the affected area yesterday.
The Capital Region Chapter opened a shelter for the displaced residents.
July 10, 2012
California – A wildfire in Colusa County burned hundreds of acres and prompted the evacuation of residents within the affected area on Monday.
The ARC of Northeast California Chapter deployed Team members, opened a shelter, placed another on stand-by and provided assistance as needed to affected-area residents.
December 22, 2010
California – The American Red Cross is on the scene and ready to assist families in Los Angeles County including residents of the La Cañada Flintridge-La Crescenta communities. The Red Cross is opening a shelter at:
Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
2411 Montrose Ave
Montrose, CA 91020
“We are prepared to work with our community partners and open more shelters if needed,” said Rich Baenen, emergency services director for the San Gabriel Pomona Valley chapter of the American Red Cross. “We will be providing meals, personal toiletries and comfort. Our workers will be on hand to help individuals and families affected by these storms and meet their immediate disaster needs.”
The Red Cross recommends that as residents prepare to evacuate, they should bring important papers, medications, and some food for themselves and their pets.