Sacramento, CA, February 26, 2017, 5:00 P.M. – The Red Cross shelter at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock, CA will close at 3:00 P.M., Monday, February 27, 2017. Red Cross disaster caseworkers and California Social Services teams have met with each shelter resident to determine their needs and helped them develop a plan for their recovery efforts. The closure decision is based on close coordination between the Red Cross and Stanislaus County officials.
Once the shelter at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds is closed there will be no shelters accepting residents in the Red Cross Gold Country Region.
While the flooding threat has diminished across much of California, 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 at www.redcross.org/prepare.
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 and the other California flood zones. 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 coming months.”
HOW YOU CAN HELP
All Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people.
Help people affected by disasters like floods and countless other crises by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org/donate, or call 1-800-REDCROSS. Contributions may also be sent to your local Red Cross chapter, or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.
For more updates, follow the Sierra-Delta Chapter of the American Red Cross on Twitter at @RCSierraDelta.
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. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.