Wildfire evacuees asked to register with Red Cross as ‘Safe and Well’

Wildfires

An aerial view of the Powerline Fire in Washington County, Sept. 9, 2020. (Forest Grove Fire & Rescue)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — As tens of thousands of Oregonians flee from their homes under evacuation orders, many are wondering if their loved ones are safe or how they can mark themselves as safe.

The American Red Cross has updated its Safe and Well” check-in site for the wildfires raging across Oregon and Washington.

Those who have survived and are “safe and well” are invited to register and check themselves in, and those who are searching for their loved ones will only be able to see a first name, a last name and the messages posted by their loved ones.

Click here to list yourself as “safe and well” with the American Red Cross, or click here to start searching for a loved one.

Nearly 900,000 acres have burned since hot, dry and windy conditions on Monday set the table for multiple wildland infernos across the Pacific Northwest, with some destroying nearly entire towns.

Follow KOIN 6 for the latest news and weather

App

Download our FREE news and weather apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for our email newsletters.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Twitter News Widget

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss