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Map of the Day: Emergency Red Cross Containers Across LA

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So the big one strikes. Your home is destroyed and you need shelter, but where do you go? The American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles has 80 relief containers across the region just in case emergency shelters are needed (just keep in mind, a shelter area could be destroyed in an earthquake, too). It's all part of their ongoing and long-term Catastrophic Disaster Plan, which aims to build capacity to feed and shelter 250,000 people.

“Our chapter is located in one of the highest risk areas in the country for a catastrophic earthquake,” said Paul Schulz, CEO, American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles. “By strategically pre-positioning containers throughout the Los Angeles region, the Red Cross will be able to swiftly open multiple shelters and feed thousands of people.”

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Each container is filled with cots, blankets, water and food for 300 people for up to five days. Of course, you should also prepare yourself by always having water stored and getting CERT trained.