California Fires and People who rely on AAC
posted 5 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
USSAAC's Disaster Relief Committee is monitoring alerts related to fires in CA.
According to Vance Taylor, Chief, Office of Access and Functional Needs, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services on July 28th, "The California State Operations Center (SOC) is activated at Level 1 (our highest level) in response to several fires throughout the state. Attached is a copy of the current fire outlook for the state. The most critical of all the fires presently is the Carr Fire, which has burned 80,906 acres and is at 5% containment. There have been 515 structures destroyed and 79 additional structure damaged. The biggest sheltering operation is at Shasta College, which had an overnight count of 521 people. FAST teams have been deployed to the college and were there all day yesterday. They will remain there today as well. FAST teams will also be doing assessments throughout all sheltering operations in the area. The Red Cross has opened 3 shelters in Redding and Weaerville, CA
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