Red Cross urges residents to stay home

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Calistoga, CA    Photo by: Lee and Paul Youngman (AP)</span></div>
January 6, 2008 3:25:32 PM PST
The American Red Cross Bay Area is urging residents affected by power outages due to storms that have recently pounded the region to stay in their homes if they are unable to stay with friends or family.

The Red Cross doesn't have local shelters in operation, however it has been supporting families whose homes were made uninhabitable by the storms. The agency is also working with local officials on plans to deliver services should evacuations or shelters be required.

The Red Cross will continue to monitor the situation and work with local officials and agencies to develop plans to provide services if the power remains out for an extended period.

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