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The California Wildfires: Latest Updates and How You Can Help

Posted on November 15, 2018 by Portable Restroom Trailers in Uncategorized

Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to those affected by the California fires. As seasoned first responders, we are currently on standby with restroom rentals for organizations and companies going in to help search, rescue, and repair.

As of today, firefighters continue to battle two fires: the Camp Fire in Butte County and the Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. At this time, a total of 631 people have been reported as missing and the death toll continues to rise. Below, you’ll find more updates on both fires and ways that you can help the victims of this tragic disaster.

Two Destructive Fires

As of Thursday evening, November 15th, 63 deaths have been reported as caused by Camp Fire in Northern California. Along with destruction of nature, nearly 12,000 buildings and homes have burned down, displacing many and causing repair costs to continue to rise. The fire has been reported as 40% contained

In southern California, yet another fire has burned through over 98,000 acres. Many homes have been lost in the Woolsey Fire, including those of celebrities living in Malibu. Although destructive, good news has come in the low number of fatalities. Only three have been confirmed.

435 structures, including businesses and houses, have been burned down, and 57,000 remain threatened. This fire is now 60% contained.

Statewide Effects

As the fires continue to burn, the air quality in towns and cities all over the state has drastically changed. In areas far from the fires like Sacramento and San Francisco, the smoke is so bad that residents are recommended to wear breathing masks when outside. The sky remains gray throughout the day and smoke hangs in the air like a heavy fog. San Francisco is currently ranked as the city with the worst air quality worldwide.

The air is particularly dangerous for those with respiratory issues like asthma. Health professionals urge Californians to stay indoors and do without long periods of time outdoors.

Hope for the Near Future

Despite the destruction, hope continues to persevere. Inspiring stories of neighbors helping those in need, animal rescues, and more continue to fill our news feed. We know that the people of Butte County are eager to reclaim their homes and rebuild.

As leading providers of restroom rentals, we are ready to partner with organizations who will help with post-disaster rescues and clean-up.

We often take small everyday tasks like using the restroom for granted in everyday life, but for these survivors, our restroom rentals will provide the comfort of simplicity. We hope to supply as many organizations as we can with amenities like shower and laundry trailers as well.

If you work with an organization who will be onsite during recovery, please contact us. We are ready and able to provide aid in record time.

How You Can Help

There are many organizations who are currently working to provide for those in need. Here are some ways you can help them:

– American Red Cross workers have set up temporary shelters across the state. You can donate to support their efforts by visiting their website or texting REDCROSS to 90999.

– To support both immediate and long term needs for wildfire relief, donate to the California Community Foundations wildfire fund. This is one of the best ways to guarantee that your donation goes to wildfire aid specifically

– The Humane Society of Ventura County is working hard to accept and rescue animals who are displaced or in danger. For many, these voiceless victims are near and dear to our hearts. To help with their cause, visit their website for a list of ways to donate and support.

– Global Giving is an organization well-known for their nonprofit vetting process, ensuring that funds raised go directly to aiding those affected. Their Wildfire Relief Fund is another guaranteed way to provide help.

 

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