RIVERSIDE, Calif. – American Red Cross volunteers have opened an evacuation center in response to the Mountain Center Fire.
The center is located at:
Hemet High School
41701 E. Stetson Ave.
Hemet, CA 92544
This Red Cross evacuation center will provide displaced residents with a safe place to stay, cool drinks and emotional support.
“Our hearts go out to everyone who’s been affected by the fire today,” said Maxine Margaritis, regional CEO of the American Red Cross serving Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
“We encourage residents to listen to authorities and come to our Red Cross center if told to evacuate,” added Lois Beckman, CEO of the Riverside County Chapter.
Some basic wildfire safety tips are:
• Be ready to leave at a moment’s notice.
• Listen to local radio and television stations for updated emergency information.
• Back cars into driveways or park in open spaces facing the direction of escape.
• Confine pets to one room so that you can find them if you need to evacuate quickly.
Additional safety information, including what do to before, during and after a wildfire, is available at RedCross.org.