As the California wildfires burn the Golden State from top to bottom, a new crisis has arisen – supplying shelter for those who have lost their homes and for tens of thousands of evacuees. California is now experiencing freezing conditions in the north and a storm is coming in to make things even more miserable for these displaced individuals.
Over 50,000 people have been evacuated from the fire-ravaged Paradise region alone. Only a 1,000 have found their way to sanctioned shelters. Illness is also sweeping the evacuation shelters of evacuees. The norovirus has broken out and isolation tents are now being set up to contain the spread of it. ZeroHedge has more on this catastrophe and the suffering it brings:
As California fire officials continue to battle the state’s deadliest blaze, a new crisis has emerged; tens of thousands of evacuees are now homeless and struggling to survive in freezing conditions with a storm expected to roll in on Wednesday. California officials estimated earlier in the week that 50,000 people had been evacuated from the fire-ravaged Paradise region, and over 1,000 are currently in sanctioned shelters.
Making things worse, norovirus has broken out in at least three evacuation shelters, requiring isolation tents to try and contain its spread.
As the Sacramento Bee notes – “the situation is growing worse with each passing day.”
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