Christine Welch, Communications Director
RIVERSIDE COUNTY — August 12, 2022 — The American Red Cross of Riverside County continues to aid those affected by evacuations due to a chemical leak in Perris. In partnership with Riverside County, the Red Cross is providing emergency shelter, food, water, health and emotional support services to anyone impacted by evacuations. The shelter is located at Pinacate Middle School, 1990 S. A Street, Perris, CA.
The Red Cross is dedicated to helping those affected by disasters, and is working closely with local emergency management and partners to coordinate efforts.
The Red Cross shares the following tips:
• Be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice and leave the area if authorities tell you to do so.
• Back your car into the garage or park it outside in the direction of your evacuation route.
• Confine pets to one room so you can find them if you need to evacuate quickly.
• Listen to local radio and television stations for updated emergency information including your safest escape route.
• Don’t wait – evacuate: if you feel threatened or unsafe, you can choose to evacuate at any time. If you receive an official evacuation order, please heed the orders of local authorities and follow all instructions.
Please follow @SoCal_RedCross and @CALFIRERRU on Twitter for the latest updates. Visit redcross.org/socal for information on how to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.
About the American Red Cross Southern California Region
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid, and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the public to perform its mission. The Red Cross Southern California Region proudly serves San Diego, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Imperial Counties. In addition to carrying out disaster preparedness and response programs, blood collection, health and safety training, international services programs and supporting the military community, the Southern California Region provides nutritional counseling through its Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program in San Diego and helps communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters through its Prepare SoCal and Prepare San Diego initiatives. For more information, please visit redcross.org/SoCal or cruzrojaamericana.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.