Across the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, families were jolted awake in the early hours of Sunday morning by a 6.0M earthquake that struck American Canyon, California. More than 200 residents were injured, and thousands of residents were without power and water. The American Red Cross was on the ground immediately and has been helping families stay safe and sheltered as aftershocks continue. The Red Cross also opened two evacuation centers on Sunday in response to the earthquake.
Today, trained Red Cross workers are driving through impacted neighborhoods to assess the needs of those affected and to provide information and assistance such as water, food and clean-up kits. Over the coming days, the Red Cross will continue to work with community and government partners to help people return home safely and recover.
Since Sunday the Red Cross has: