SAN DIEGO, April 4, 2010 – On Sunday, April 04, 2010, Southern California experienced an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2. The earthquake was felt all across Southern California including San Diego County and the Imperial counties. The region continues to experience aftershocks.
Red Cross disaster specialists in the Imperial Counties region are assessing the damage caused by the earthquake and continue to monitor the situation.
In Calexico, over 100 senior citizens have been vacated from their residences and have been relocated to a safe area. The American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter is on site providing food, water and other much needed supplies. The Red Cross is currently making arrangements to open a shelter for those affected by the disaster.
You can help those affected by local disasters by donating to the American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter Disaster Fund at www.sdarc.org or by mailing a check or money order to: American Red Cross, 3950 Calle Fortunada San Diego, CA 92123.
For information on how you and your loved ones can be prepared in the event of a disaster, or to buy a preparedness kit please visit www.preparesandiego.org.
About the American Red Cross, San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter
The American Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on the generosity of the American people to provide our programs and services. The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter is leading the effort to make San Diego and Imperial Counties “America’s most prepared communities.” With the public’s ongoing support we provide life saving preparedness training; disaster relief services; 24-hour emergency services to deployed military personnel and their families; and nutritional counseling through our Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. For more information about or to support the chapter please contact (858) 309-1200 or visit www.sdarc.org.