Friday, September 11, 2020

Northern California Regional Evacuation Shelter Established for Wildfire Evacuees

Posted By on Fri, Sep 11, 2020 at 2:18 PM

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The Humboldt County Sheriff Office of Emergency Services in coordination with the American Red Cross-Gold Country Region established a Northern California Regional Evacuation Shelter for wildfire evacuees at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds.

The Regional Evacuation Shelter is located at 1250 5th St, Ferndale, where evacuees will have access to temporary indoor overnight shelter accommodations, meals, water and fire information. The shelter also has room to board livestock and small pets displaced by the fires.

Evacuees will be screened for COVID-19 before being admitted to the shelter. Symptomatic people or COVID-19 positive evacuees will be connected with Humboldt County Public Health and alternate accommodations will be arranged.

Evacuees who are currently camping or using RV parking spaces at the shelter are encouraged to continue doing so to allow for increased social distancing. More camping spots are available but evacuees need to bring their own camping equipment.

Read the full press release below.

Northern California Regional Evacuation Shelter established for wildfire evacuees

As wildfires continue to burn across Northern California, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services in coordination with the American Red Cross-Gold Country Region today established a Northern California Regional Evacuation Shelter for wildfire evacuees.

The Regional Evacuation Shelter is located at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St, Ferndale, CA 95536. At this site, wildfire evacuees will be able to access temporary indoor overnight shelter accommodations, meals, water and fire information. The Regional Evacuation Shelter is also equipped to board livestock and small pets displaced due to wildfire evacuations.

Wildfire evacuees currently camping or using RV parking spaces at the Shelter are encouraged to continue doing so to allow for increased social distancing. Additional camping space is available for wildfire evacuees. Persons choosing to seek shelter via camping should bring their own camping equipment.

Evacuees will undergo a COVID-19 screening prior to being admitted to the Regional Evacuation Shelter. Symptomatic persons or COVID-19 positive evacuees will be connected with Humboldt County Public Health and alternative accommodations will be arranged.

For more information regarding the Hopkins Fire, current impact and evacuation areas, please go to humboldtsheriff.org, visit @HumCoOES on Facebook and Twitter, or call the Humboldt County Hopkins Fire Information Line at 707-268-2500.
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