Disaster Alert: Wildfires in California

September 1, 2009

Disaster Alert

California – Several wildfires continue to burn over 100,000 acres, threatening thousands of homes and prompting mandatory evacuations throughout the Southern California region.  Red Cross chapters have deployed Disaster Action Teams (DAT), opened eight evacuation shelters, and staffed county Emergency Operation Centers (EOC). Emergency Response Vehicles (ERV) continue to provide food and water to emergency workers and evacuees.

Chapters Responding:
o Ventura County
o San Benito Counties
o San Gabriel Pomona Valley
o Orange County
o Inland Empire
o Fresno-Madera Counties
Sacramento Sierra


Disaster Alert: Wildfires in California

July 15, 2009

Disaster Alert

California – A wildfire on Mount Whitney stranded campers yesterday. The Greater Los Angeles chapter opened a shelter and supported 50 overnight residents. The Ventura County chapter in Camarillo is on standby ready to support the current fires in the Santa Cruz area.


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