The American Red Cross continues to feed and shelter people in California where authorities have lifted the mandatory evacuation order for almost 200,000 people near the Oroville Dam spillway. While the risk has been reduced, the region is expected to see several inches of rain in the next few days. Red Cross workers will remain in place in the event t
hat anyone has to evacuate their homes again.
Six Hawaii Red Cross volunteers are deploying for this response. Three Big Island volunteers and two Oahu volunteers are deploying to assist with sheltering and one Big Island volunteer is deploying to assist in security services.
“We are keeping many of our workers there on the ground and many disaster resources in place so that we’re ready to help thousands of people if the need arises,” said Brad Kieserman, vice president, disaster operations and logistics for the Red Cross.