American Red Cross

Evacuation safety not just for humans

As Placer County residents evacuate their homes, their pets can also be extracted from harmful situations. Animal shelters for evacuated animals are set up when the need arises, ...

Businesses reopen, residents return home

Downtown Lincoln appeared to be back to normal Thursday afternoon after evacuees from a tanker fire returned to their homes and businesses reopened. An estimated 10,000 residents ...

Evacuees sleep in cars, make friends at shelters

Although remaining concerned, evacuees seemed to be OK on Wednesday at the Lincoln Community Center, one of three evacuation shelters set up in Lincoln. Police evacuated 4,800 resi ...

Ready to survive the apocalypse?

While a zombie apocalypse probably isn’t on the horizon for Placer County, residents should be well-prepared for surviving other natural disasters and emergencies according to th ...

Community Portrait: Author tries to avert disaster through readiness

Be prepared, as most of us know, is the motto of the Boy Scouts. If you’re going on a wilderness adventure, there probably isn’t any better advice. Matches, extra food, a firs ...

Students collect pennies for earthquake relief in Japan

When students in Julie Paul’s sixth-grade history class at Weimar Hills School learned of the disasters unspooling in Japan, they opened their hearts and wallets. A “penny dri ...

Middle-schoolers learn life-saving skills

Trez Stack, physical education department head at E.V. Cain Charter Middle School, stands next to a group of her seventh-period students after they demonstrated their CPR skills in ...

CPR training day offers residents chance to save lives

An upcoming event could help local residents save lives, and one volunteer said it has already helped him save one. The American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter is hosting CPR ...

Residents recognized as heroes for helping others

The American Red Cross honored three local residents and three whitewater rafting guides as Hometown Heroes last week. The three river guides with W.E.T. River Trips, Jason Wasse ...

Another View: Emergency prep begins at home, spreads abroad

As the rain pounded my office skylight and the lights flickered Monday afternoon, I had flashbacks of my two stints in the Northwest — and the incessant storms that rolled in fro ...