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Oregon Disaster Responders Ship Out to Hawaii Volcano

Ten responders from across Oregon (including a Klamath Falls man) are on the Hawaiian big island to aid communities affected by Kilauea's eruption.

Posted: May 29, 2018 4:44 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. — Ten disaster responders from the local American Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (Cascades Region) are on the ground helping communities affected by evacuations from the Kilauea Volcano eruption, according to a statement from the American Red Cross.

Responders from Bend, Burns, Eugene, Klamath Falls, Longview, Monmouth, Portland, Salem, Summerville and Wood Village are in Hawaii working in disaster relief shelters, providing food and water to evacuees, and delivering health or mental health services to those displaced.

In addition to ongoing volcanic eruptions, residents are dealing with devastating lava flows, toxic gases, and laze—which is made of clouds of toxic gas and steam containing tiny glass particles.

The volcano has destroyed more than 40 structures—including more than 24 homes—and has caused power outages, road closures and brush fires. As many as 2,000 people remain under mandatory evacuation orders and officials say others should be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice, according to the Red Cross.

People are urged to evacuate if told to do so by officials.

The Red Cross says that they have five shelters open where more than 130 people spent the night on Monday night. Since the volcanic activity began, trained Red Cross workers have provided more than 3,400 overnight stays in shelters and served nearly 14,000 snacks.

Health and mental health volunteers from the Red Cross are in the shelters and have already provided more than 2,700 services. In addition, the Red Cross is working with the Salvation Army to provide meals.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 133205

Reported Deaths: 1800
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Washington18644171
Marion16172238
Clackamas11642138
Lane8272108
Jackson689285
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Deschutes495236
Yamhill318245
Malheur313152
Linn310846
Polk244640
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Josephine173533
Jefferson170225
Benton169514
Douglas167743
Union111416
Wasco107123
Columbia104318
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Curry3245
Lake2305
Grant2131
Harney1754
Wallowa963
Gilliam511
Sherman470
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California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 2988326

Reported Deaths: 33589
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San Bernardino2512131560
Riverside2394122517
San Diego2117872103
Orange2108132367
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Kern84644565
Fresno81294932
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Alameda66583757
Ventura60368412
San Joaquin56642748
Contra Costa51573446
Stanislaus42337739
Tulare40655501
Monterey35418250
San Mateo31805294
San Francisco28853254
Imperial25140463
Solano24732105
Santa Barbara24149231
Sonoma23607234
Merced23492296
Kings19125133
Placer16995173
San Luis Obispo15466128
Madera13193130
Santa Cruz12026113
Marin11482153
Yolo10406131
Shasta9594117
Butte9359121
El Dorado757544
Sutter756077
Napa735639
Lassen509413
San Benito488243
Yuba481827
Tehama397142
Tuolumne330438
Nevada314473
Mendocino307631
Amador298629
Lake250428
Humboldt229424
Glenn189419
Colusa16919
Calaveras159623
Siskiyou140813
Mono10834
Inyo92429
Del Norte8532
Plumas5735
Modoc3793
Mariposa3444
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