Compromised Oroville Spillway
Though mandatory evacuation orders for almost 200,000 people have been lifted, the American Red Cross remains actively involved in this ever-changing disaster situation. The Red Cross continues to feed and shelter thousands of people daily near the Oroville Dam in California.
Tuesday night more than 1,500 people remained in 16 Red Cross and community shelters. While many people returned home, some decided to stay in the shelters for now to see how the situation develops.
More rain is predicted for the impacted area in the coming days and we are standing by to help for as long as needed. Officials warn the area remains under an evacuation warning - that residents need to be ready to leave their homes again if the situation changes. Red Cross disaster workers will remain in place in case anyone has to evacuate their homes again. We are ready to respond at a moment’s notice with enough supplies and personnel to support up to 20,000 people per day.
Currently, more than 250 Red Cross disaster workers are providing shelter, meals and comfort, and preparing relief supplies should more help be needed. Ten Red Cross emergency response vehicles are on the scene to help provide meals and snacks. The Red Cross and its partners have provided more than 12,700 meals and snacks since Monday, and are prepared to feed as many as 15,000 people a day.
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