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Returning Home After the Fire

The American Red Cross is concerned for your safety and well being as you return home after a wildfire. Personal safety is top priority, as hazards may still exist, including hot spots, which can flare up without warning. Visually check the stability of the trees as they may have been weakened by fire. Wear leather gloves and heavy soled shoes to protect hands and feet when walking in a disaster area. Follow public health guidance on safe cleanup of fire ash and safe use of masks. Hazardous materials such as kitchen and bathroom cleaning products, paint, batteries, and damaged fuel containers need to be properly handled to avoid risk. Check with local authorities for hazardous disposal assistance. Carefully watch your animals to ensure their safety as they walk in disaster areas. Watch for wild animals, especially bears, when dumping old food. For more safety information, visit redcross.org.

Shelters Open:

Waldo Canyon Fire –

o        Cheyenne Mountain High School – 1200 Cresta Road – Colorado Springs, CO

o        YMCA Southeast Family Center – 2190 Jet Wing Drive – Colorado Springs, CO

Shelters Closing July 2 –

o        Summit Elementary School – 490 Meadow Park Drive – Divide, CO

o        Lewis Palmer High School – 1300 Higby Road – Monument, CO

o        Cripple Creek High School – 410 N. B St, Cripple Creek, CO

Shelters are closing due to the diminished need after evacuation notices lifted this morning.

 For information on Red Cross services please call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit www.redcross.org

Red Cross Assistance At-A-Glance for Colorado Fires

June 30, 2012

 

Current Period

To Date

Shelters Open

5

13

Overnight shelter Population

232

1618

Vehicles Providing Mobile Feeding

0

1

Fixed Feeding Locations

0

1

Meals Served

837

10488

Snacks Served

1583

29963

Emergency Response Vehicles

4

4

Bulk Clean-up and Recovery Items Distributed

1642

10224

Health Services Contacts

242

1795

Mental Health Contacts

163

3388

Total Red Cross Workers

348

404

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