Disaster Alert: Wildfire in California

October 5, 2009

Disaster Alert

California – The Sheep Fire in San Bernardino county scorched thousands of acres and prompted the mandatory evacuation of several thousand county residents on Sunday. The Governor declared a state of emergency for the affected area. The chapters deployed Disaster Action Teams (DAT), opened three shelters for the evacuees and also provided food and water.

Chapters responding: 
o Inland Empire
o High Desert


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


Press Release: Inland Empire Chapter Opens Shelters

August 31, 2009

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Oak Glen Fire in San Bernardino County

The American Red Cross Inland Empire Chapter is supporting the relief efforts in response to the Oak Glen fire. Late Sunday afternoon on August 30, around 5:00pm the Inland Empire Chapter with the support of local volunteers opened a shelter for the community of Oak Glen.

􀂃 There are over 25 Red Cross staff and volunteers responding to the disaster operation.

􀂃 15 evacuees registered at the Red Cross Shelter at the Yucaipa Community Center.

􀂃 People can support the relief operation by donating online at www.arcinlandempire.org or by calling 909-888-1481.

􀂃 The Red Cross urges all those who have evacuated or who expect to evacuate to register their well being on the Red Cross Safe and Well website available at www.safeandwell.org.

􀂃 People without access to a computer or without electricity or connectivity can call the Red Cross (1-800-RED-CROSS) for help registering or contact a loved one to register on their behalf.

􀂃 The Red Cross can not accept individual or small group donations. We are not set up to sort and distribute clothing and other items in a disaster operation.

􀂃 Help people affected by disasters like the Oak Glen and Station Fires, by donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. On those rare occasions when donations exceed Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters.

Shelter Locations:

o Yucaipa Community Center – 39400 Oak Glen Rd, Yucaipa

Animal Shelter Locations:

o Small Animals: Yucaipa Community Center – 39400 Oak Glen Rd., Yucaipa
o Large Animals: Yucaipa Equestrian Center – 13273 California St., Yucaipa


Disaster Alert: Wildfires in California

August 31, 2009

Disaster Alert

California – Several wildfires burned tens of thousands of acres and has threatened thousands of homes throughout Southern California. American Red Cross chapters have deployed Disaster Action Teams (DAT), opened seven sheltersfor evacuees, provided water and food for affected residents and emergency responders, and staffed the county Emergency Operation Center (EOC).

Chapters Responding:
o Ventura County
o San Benito Counties
o San Gabriel Pomona Valley
o Orange County 
o Inland Empire


CA Wildfires: Affected Chapter Websites

November 16, 2008

California Wildfires – November 2008

We currently have five chapters directly involved with wildfire relief:

We have additional support at National Headquarters and more relief workers headed to the ground to help those affected by the fires.


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