Sacramento CA, February 24, 2017, Noon update – The Red Cross shelter at Los Molinos High School in Los Molinos, CA (Tehama County) closed at 5:00 pm Thursday,
February 23, 2017. While open the shelter served as a temporary home for 47 evacuees providing comfort and care along with 131 meals and 220 snacks.
The Red Cross shelter at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico, CA closed Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm.
Shelters remain open at the following locations:
- Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 1546 N. Soderquist Ave., Turlock, CA
- Lathrop Community Center, 15557 5th Street, Lathrop, CA
While the flooding threat has diminished across northern California and few people remain at open shelters, the Red Cross urges everyone to stay ready for emergency evacuation. That readiness includes maintaining a 72 hour evacuation kit, an evacuation plan and staying informed about current conditions and evacuation notices. For more information about preparedness visit our preparedness website.
All Californians are urged to download the free mobile app, Emergency. The app is an all hazards information monitoring app that receives warning information from the National Weather Service and other emergency services. It also provides detailed preparedness and response information at your fingertips.
The decreasing flood threat will allow the Red Cross to decrease its “footprint” in terms of disaster response for the Oroville Dam Spillway response. Tracy McBroom is the Division Director for Disaster State Relation in Sacramento and continues to work closely with emergency management agencies. “Rest assured that the Red Cross will remain prepared to respond,” McBroom said. “We will remain in a heightened state of readiness through the Spring months.”
The Red Cross responded quickly to the emergency declaration and evacuation warnings. That response is provided through Red Cross Disaster Relief. If you would like to support the Red Cross Disaster Relief you can donate a http://www.redcross.org/donate. You can also send a $10 donation by texting the word CAFLOODS to 90999. Your donation will help the Red Cross continue to maintain a higher state of readiness in California.