Placer County, Calif., June 29, 2016 — At the direction of emergency and fire officials, the American Red Cross is moving the evacuation shelter from Foresthill High School to the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn.
The evacuation shelter will be set up at the Sierra Building inside the fairgrounds located at 1273 High Street in Auburn, California 95604.
Yesterday, about a dozen evacuees from El Dorado and Placer counties showed up at the Foresthill High School shelter in Foresthill.
“It was a very stressful night for everyone since they are given only a few minutes to evacuate,” said Robin Brinson, Shelter Manager for the American Red Cross Gold Country Region. “At the shelter, we’re providing a cooling area, water, snacks and a place to rest and wait until fire officials give them the green light to return to their homes.”
At this time, it’s critical to follow the instructions provided by local emergency workers. If you are asked to stay in your home, don’t try to leave. If you are not allowed to enter your neighborhood, please come to a Red Cross shelter until conditions are safe for you to return home.
The Red Cross encourages those who plan to stay in a Red Cross shelter to bring prescription and emergency medication, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies, important documents and other comfort items.
For more information on what to do before, during and after a wildfire, visit our website: redcross.org.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.
The Gold Country Region serves a twenty-four county territory including Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba counties.
For more information, please visit redcross.org/GoldCountry or cruzrojaamericana.org. Stay up to date by following us on Twitter (@RCSierraDelta | @RedCrossNECal) or join the conversation on Facebook’s Sierra-Delta Chapter Page or Northeastern California Page.