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Red Cross Responds to Waimea House Fire

April 12, 2017, 12:56 PM HST
* Updated April 12, 12:57 PM
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American Red Cross volunteers responded yesterday to a residential fire in the Waimea/Kamuela area.

Red Cross volunteers met with the occupants—a single male and his cat—to ensure the immediate emergency needs of shelter, food and clothing, were met.

More information will be published as it becomes available.

Red Cross caseworkers will continue to follow up to ensure their immediate needs are met, and to provide referrals to assist with their disaster recovery.

The Red Cross encourages all families to make a disaster plan to include an evacuation plan with two different routes of escape, a communications plan to help families reconnect after disaster and a disaster supplies kit that is readily available to aid in a quick evacuation.

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Information on developing a family plan is available to the public at www.redcross.org, or a brochure can be requested by calling 734-2101.

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