Red Cross Opens Evacuation Point
updated: Oct 17, 2012, 11:51 AM
Source: Red Cross of Santa Barbara
The American Red Cross is opening an evacuation point at 300 North Turnpike in Goleta for those
evacuated as a result of the Lookout Fire. This evacuation point will have snacks and beverages
available as well as information updates regarding the fire.
"We urge everyone to follow the advice of their local officials and evacuate immediately if told to do so,"
said Dean Phaneuf, emergency services manager, Red Cross of Santa Barbara County. "We have
additional workers, supplies and response vehicles on standby."
In Santa Barbara, people living in the areas of the wildfire should:
- Be ready to leave at a moment's notice.
- Listen to local radio and television stations for updated emergency information.
- Always back your car into the garage or park it in an open space facing the direction of escape.
- Confine pets to one room so that you can find them if you need to evacuate quickly.
- Arrange for temporary housing at a friend or relative's home outside the threatened area.
REGISTER ON SAFE AND WELL The Red Cross Safe and Well website is also available. People affected by
the fires can access the site and let loved ones know where they are. There are several ways to register
on Safe and Well, or search for a loved one. From a computer, visit redcross.org; from a smart phone,
More information can be found in the Red Cross Wildfire Safety Checklist.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies
more than 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/santabarbara or join our blog at
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