6-person Dayton Red Cross team on standby for Oroville Dam crisis

A six-person shelter team with the Dayton chapter of the American Red Cross has been placed on standby to assist with the Oroville Dam crisis.

“Although no one has been deployed yet, those volunteers are ready to go if the call for more help arrives,” said Skip Tate, spokesman for the Dayton chapter of the American Red Cross.

The Red Cross has launched a massive disaster response in Northern California, where nearly 200,000 people have been ordered to evacuate due to the potentially catastophic collapse of the Oroville Dam, according to a release.

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More than 2,500 residents were in Red Cross and community shelters Tuesday morning in the impacted area, a Red Cross spokesman said.

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