Red Cross Opens Safe and Well Web site for Southern California Wildfires
The Red Cross is urging all those who have evacuated or who expect to evacuate Southern California's wildfires to register their well-being on the Red Cross Safe and Well Web site, available at https://disastersafe.redcross.org.
This Internet tool allows people in disaster-affected areas to register their well-being using several pre-scripted messages. Family and friends can then log on and search for registered individuals to learn of their whereabouts and safety. People without access to a computer or without electricity or connectivity can call the Red Cross (1-800-REDCROSS) for help registering, or contact a loved one to register on their behalf.
The Web site safeguards the privacy of the disaster victim. Although these messages will be viewable by friends or family members who conduct a successful search, the site does not reveal a specific location or contact information.