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Help For Families Displaced By Junction Fire

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson wants to make sure Oakhurst residents, who suffered damage or total loss, know there is help available to them through the Red Cross.

Next week Red Cross staff will be in Oakhurst assisting families impacted by the Junction Fire.

Be sure to bring identification that verifies your address.

DATE: Tuesday August 26, 2014

TIME: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

PLACE: Oakhurst Community Center in Pavilion building

Road 425B, Oakhurst, CA

Additionally, CCADT (Central California Animal Disaster Team) will be doing the same for people also in need of animal assistance.

Those devastated by the Junction Fire, can also call 559-455-1000.

To learn more about ways to help and get assistance go to http://www.redcross.org/find-help and http://www.ccadt.org/

For tourist information, contact:

Julie W. Fullmer

Director of Sales & Operations

Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau

40637 Hwy 41 | Oakhurst | CA | 93644

W: 559.683.4636 | F: 559.683.5697

One comment

  1. My older, single neighbor was unable to return home to 620 to retrieve cats since evacuation notice went out while she was away from home and when she drove all the way to Coarsegold to stay at the newly opened shelter there, she could not find a parking space and left.

    If police or official had been posted along road outside the shelter to give her information or help her park, she might have driven on to Yosemite Lakes instead of going back to Von’s parking lot where she slept alone in her cold car without a jacket, bathroom or meal.

    She did not have a cell phone and could not find a pay phone anywhere in Oakhurst! There should be an emergency phone located by post office and in emergency, someone there to direct evacuated residents to shelters.

    We must remember that some may not have a cell phone, or have it charged! I would like to see this sort of problem resolved in future…how do those without phones obtain guidance in an emergency?

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