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Fresno, Calif., July 18, 2017 — The American Red Cross of the Central Valley now has five shelter locations open for residents impacted by the Detwiler Fire:

1. EV Free Church, 50443 High School Road, Oakhurst, CA
2. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA
3. Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Hwy 49, Oakhurst, CA 93644
4. Cesar Chavez Junior High, 161 S. Plainsburg, Planada, CA
5. Groveland Community Hall, 18720 Hwy 120, Groveland, CA

Volunteers are on hand at each location to provide lodging, meals, health services, comfort, and more for affected residents. Media may be allowed in the shelters at the discretion of the shelter managers. Please check in at the registration table upon arrival.

“Our volunteers will be working through the night and through the days to come to make sure that every evacuated resident is safe and comfortable,” said Red Cross Executive Director Barry Falke, “We’ll be in this community providing relief for as long as there is a need.”

The Red Cross urges everyone to follow evacuation orders from local law enforcement and have an emergency kit ready go for any disaster including wildfires. Visit http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/wildfire to learn more.

Visit redcross.org/safeandwell to reconnect with loved ones that might be missing during a disaster. The Safe and Well website is an easy-to-use online tool to help families and individuals notify loved ones that they are safe during an emergency.

HOW TO HELP

You can help people affected by disasters like California Wildfires and countless other crises by making a donation to support Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to, and help people recover from disasters big and small. Call, click, or text to give: visit redcross.org, call 1-800 RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

“We are overwhelmed with the generosity of the community, and so grateful for their support,” said Falke, “At this time, financial donations are best and quickest way to support Red Cross Disaster Relief.”

HOW TO VOLUNTEER

Trained Red Cross volunteers are currently staffing shelters and supporting residents. As the disaster continues to evolve, the Red Cross will assess how community volunteers can best support the operation. Learn more about becoming a Red Cross volunteer or sign up today redcross.org/volunteer.

LEARN MORE

Follow the local Red Cross on Twitter and Facebook for additional updates. Visit our website at redcross.org/centralcalifornia.

About the American Red Cross Central California Region
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The American Red Cross Central California Region provides services to the ten counties across Central California

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


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Ahmad Alkhayyat
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July 7, 2017 

Madera County opens landfill to aid in heat related cattle deaths

 

Madera, Calif. – Valley-wide heat waves resulting in higher mortality rates among cattle and mechanical issues at the rendering facility in Kerman have prompted several area counties to declare states of emergencies that would allow for disposal of carcasses in ways other than transporting them to the rendering facility.

While Madera County has not seen higher cattle deaths that would qualify for an emergency, its landfill located in Fairmead is permitted by the State Water Board and Cal Recycle to accept carcasses for disposal, according to Alan Davis, general manager for Caglia Environmental, the county’s landfill operator.

“We hope to assist our neighboring counties through this crisis,” said Eric Fleming, Madera County Administrative Officer, “by allowing immediate disposal of these carcasses at our Madera County landfill, which is already permitted for this use.”

The landfill is prepared to start taking carcasses for disposal immediately, Davis said, adding that ranchers can call the landfill directly at (559) 665-7300 to schedule an appointment.

“They can bring the carcasses to the landfill,” Davis said, “or we could pick them up. We have that capability.”

It is not uncommon for dairy operators to lose a couple cattle a week in the summer months. According to an article in the Business Journal, rendering plant transportation of carcasses has increased by about 2,000 a week. The mechanical problems, the Journal noted, are due to the increase in processing, about 1.5 million pounds per day which is half a million more than usual.

Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties called special meetings of their Board of Supervisors to declare states of emergency due to the increased cattle deaths.

For more information contact Ahmad Alkhayyat, director of public works, at (559) 536-6496.

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