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Turn Clocks Back and Check Smoke Alarms

Phoenix AZ (November 1, 2018) – Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend and when the majority of United States households turn clocks back an hour, the American Red Cross advises further steps to make sure households are prepared for emergencies. For the state of Arizona, this is a reminder to check and install smoke detectors. “It’s important for everyone to make sure their household is ready,”... 

Red Cross Workers Still Helping Hurricane Florence Victims

Sedona AZ (September 23, 2018) – Over a week after landfall, the American Red Cross is still working around the clock to do all it can to provide shelter, food, comfort and other emergency support to Hurricane Florence victims even as flooding continues. Hurricane Florence made landfall early on September 14, 2018, as a Category One storm near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Florence set... 

Red Cross Responds to Mesa Multi-Unit Apartment Fire

Sedona AZ (August 6, 2018) – The Greater Phoenix Chapter of the American Red Cross has dispatched multiple disaster action teams to provide emergency assistance to approximately twenty five (25) people displaced by a multi-unit apartment fire on Keating Avenue in Mesa, AZ. The American Red Cross has also dispatched two disaster action teams to assess damage/needs and to provide emergency assistance... 

Arizona Fires Tap Red Cross Resources

Sedona AZ (May 12, 2018) – It was a very busy night for the Arizona American Red Cross yesterday. Three teams were dispatched to multiple fires. In Casa Grande, the American Red Cross Pinal County Disaster Action Team led by Captain Jim Porter assisted three adults displaced by a mobile home fire which also damaged a fifth-wheeler trailer parked behind the home. Red Cross assistance included... 

Contact Red Cross for Tinder Fire Recovery Assistance

Sedona AZ (May 4, 2018) – The Northern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross will be joining a number of state, county and local agencies and organizations at an Individual Assistance Service Center (IASC) and is urging those affected by the Tinder Fire to contact the Red Cross at 800-842-7349 or visit the IASC to open a case. The Individual Assistance Center will be located at 5023 Enchanted... 

Red Cross Promotes Blood Donations and Disaster Preparedness

Sedona AZ (July 7, 2017) — Phoenix is hosting the National Council of La Raza Annual Conference, July 8-11, 2017, at the Phoenix Convention Center. The American Red Cross Greater Phoenix Chapter will be in attendance to promote awareness on emergency blood donations and disaster preparedness, specifically, the Home Fire Campaign, an effort to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by... 

Thousands Evacuated Due to Compromised California Dam

Sedona AZ (February 14, 2017) – An estimated 4,800 people in northern California are in 28 Red Cross and community shelters after being forced to leave their homes due to compromised Oroville Dam spillways which could potentially cause catastrophic flooding. At least 188,000 people have been ordered to evacuate and officials report it could be up to two weeks before they can return home. “We... 

Oak Creek Canyon Wildfire Causes Mandatory Evacuation

Sedona AZ (June 16, 2014) – A wild land fire in Oak Creek Canyon has resulted in the partial closure of Arizona State Route 89A. The Junipine Lodge and the residential neighborhood in the immediate area of the lodge have been placed under a mandatory evacuation order. Residents located in Oak Creek Canyon, north of Junipine to the bottom of the switchbacks, have been given a pre-evacuation notification... 

Flagstaff Red Cross Shelters Fire Evacuees

Sedona AZ (May 22, 2014) – The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter had 18 evacuees overnight in the Flagstaff shelter located at the Sinagua Middle School at 3950 East Butler Avenue, Flagstaff, Arizona. The shelter is part of the integrated response to the Slide Fire and is being staffed by Red Cross workers from throughout Arizona. Meals at the shelter are being provided by The Salvation... 

Walker Area Fire Contained

Sedona AZ (May 13, 2014) – The following is a Public Service Announcement: At 1:15 PM today, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) announced evacuations for the Walker Area Fire have been lifted. Roads into Walker will remain blocked to non-residents. The United States Forest Service has reported containment of this fire and thanks everyone for their cooperation. The following is the timeline... 
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