Red Cross worker sent to mud­slides

The Maui News - - TODAY’S PEOPLE -

A Red Cross worker from Maui has been de­ployed to as­sist with the agency’s re­sponse to the Cal­i­for­nia mud­slides.

The worker and an­other from Oahu will be as­sist­ing with the co­or­di­na­tion of work­ers, the Hawaii Red Cross said Thursday.

Heavy rains have stopped in Cal­i­for­nia but the risk of ad­di­tional mud­slides still ex­ists where wild­fires scorched thou­sands of acres. The mud­slides de­stroyed as many as 100 homes and dam­aged about 300 oth­ers.

The Red Cross is pro­vid­ing shel­ter and other ser­vices for peo­ple im­pacted by the dis­as­ter. Overnight, al­most 30 peo­ple stayed in three Red Cross shel­ters. Trained dis­as­ter work­ers also are pro­vid­ing health and men­tal health ser­vices.

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