Red Cross urges preparedness this wildfire season

Structures burn near Mountain Center during the second day of the Cranston Fire on Mount San Jacinto, July 26, 2018. The American Red Cross is urging residents to set a plan and prepare for wildfire this wildfire season. Anza Valley Outlook/Shane Gibson photo
With the fire season underway, the American Red Cross is urging those in California to be prepared. “A wildfire can come without warning and spread quickly, leaving you little time to get to safety. Now is the time to prepare, especially with COVID-19 affecting our community,” Joselito Garcia-Ruiz, regional disaster program officer for the Red Cross Los Angeles Region, said. “Talk with your family about wildfires, how to prevent them and what to do if one occurs. Put together a family disaster kit. Make a plan and practice it.” Families should be prepared for any major disaster with enough food, water and emergency supplies to last up to two weeks until help can arrive, the American Red Cross said. PrepareSoCal, an American Red Cross multi-region campaign designed to addr
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