Siskiyou Co. Red Cross says it won’t evict evacuees

YREKA, Cali. – Happy Camp, Cali. evacuees are working with the Red Cross in Siskiyou Co.

Red Cross tells NBC5 it wants to keep lines of communication open between the agency and fire survivors.

The way the organization is doing so is by asking evacuees to check-in with the front desk of their hotel or motel every day.

“Red Cross is not going to kick someone out because of whatever reason at this moment. What we don’t want to do is pay for hotel rooms where our clients already checked out,” said Nuriddin Ziyadinov, Chapter Executive for Northern California Red Cross.

The Red Cross said once FEMA has implemented a long-term disaster relief plan in Siskiyou Co. it will transition out of the community and let FEMA take over.

The Red Cross is currently looking for volunteers. Click HERE for more information.

 

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NBC5 News reporter Katie Streit comes from her hometown, Las Vegas. Katie went to the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While in Las Vegas, Katie won a Student Emmy for her coverage of the Las Vegas Shooting Anniversary. She also hosted and produced the university's political news show, where she interviewed Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1). Her passion for politics turned into a coveted internship at the US Capitol in Washington D.C. In her final months working in the Las Vegas area, she was recognized for her journalism achievements by the Nevada Broadcaster's Foundation. Katie is excited to tell the stories of local Southern Oregonians and Northern Californians. Feel free to contact her at [email protected]
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