“The Almanor Branch of the American Red Cross is officially on two-hour standby to open a shelter in the Chester Memorial Hall,” lead volunteer Linda White said at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 17.
The emergency trailer containing water, cots, bedding and comfort kits for 100 people has already been moved to the facility, which is located on the corner of Stone and Gay streets, one block off Main Street in Old Town Chester.
“At this time the situation is very fluid and we are coordinating information with headquarters,” she said.
If the word comes down, White and a team of approximately 12 volunteers will operate the emergency shelter.
According to White, the shelter initially will be situated at the Chester Memorial Hall but may, at some point, change locations to the Lake Almanor Community Church on Plumas County Road A-13.
No further information is available as of this posting.