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#ThreeRiverFire: Red Cross Opens Evacuation Center at Angus Church of Nazarene, NM
COVID-19 Safety Protocols in place to keep everyone safe
Angus, New Mexico – April 26, 2021 — The American Red Cross of New Mexico has opened an evacuation center at the Angus Church of Nazarene, for those affected by the #ThreeRiverFire in Lincoln County, NM. The evacuation center, which was activated by the Lincoln County Emergency Management and is being supported by the Red Cross, is a rest site for residents to gather and assess their needs.
Evacuation Center: Angus Church of Nazarene – 103 Bonita Park Rd., Angus, NM.
Volunteers also will be providing water and snacks. The Red Cross follows CDC and the Department of Public Health and is providing all services while maintaining COVID-19 safety protocols. This includes wearing masks, social distancing, temperature checks, and frequent sanitizations.
For those seeking refuge, please bring your emergency kit and any supplies you need to help make yourself feel comfortable and safe, such as medication and pet food.
Wildfires can spread rapidly, and it is important to prepare now and have your car ready; do not wait until there is not enough time to grab your essentials.
Red Cross is dedicated to alleviating the suffering of those affected by disasters. We work closely with local emergency management teams and our community partners to coordinate relief efforts. Trained Red Cross volunteers and staff are on call round-the-clock and ready to assist in aspects such as providing shelter, meals, disaster assessment, resources, and more.
Listen to local radio and television stations for updated emergency information.
- Check emergency kit and replenish any items missing or in short supply. Keep it nearby. Add masks, hand sanitizer and gloves to your kit as well to protect you from COVID-19.
- If you have time, take photos and videos of the inside and outside of your home.
- Be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice. You don’t have to wait for an official evacuation order. If you feel threatened, be sure that you leave with time to spare.
- Confine all pets to one room so you can quickly and easily take them and go if you need to evacuate. Keep pets on leashes or in carriers, as they can scare easily and run away during disasters like this one.
- Back your car into the driveway for a safer and more efficient way out. Park in an open space facing the direction of escape. Make sure you have at least half a tank of gas.
- Keep indoor air clean by closing windows and doors to prevent outside smoke from getting in.
- Visit redcross.org or download the free Red Cross Emergency Appfor more preparedness tips and safety checklists, localizable alerts, shelter locators,s and more.
About the American Red Cross:
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 American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
I took the picture at the very top yesterday just outside Reserve, New Mexico to show you the parched land. The whole area from Datil to Reserve is very, very dry.
I do not know what more folks are not calling for prayer everyday at noon for rain in New Mexico. It is just plain bad here. Ranchers in Catron County are using cotton seed bought from Texas to help “fill up their cattle’. Vegetation is just plain gone in many areas. The Elk are raiding gardens and anything they can eat. Is the Governor paying attention? It seems to me that I have not heard a word from her on our severe drought and the plight of our ranchers and rural communities and the WATER ISSUE FOR THE STATE! The next war in America could well be over water.
Read here how a man came to the rescue of his neighbors……..PTL!!!
Cowboy Deacon Charles McCargish has lived in Reserve NM for 65 years and says this is the worst drought he has ever seen! The ranch land is parched in Catron County! We prayed for rain at Church yesterday! This is a very serious situation for our ranchers and many others! Also pray for no fires!
New Mexico Hall of Fame broadcaster, Cowboy Frank Haley shared this with us last week……