The sky is filled with black smoke and a thick ash. It is difficult to breathe and several communities seem to be completely ablaze. Hundreds of homes have been burned to the foundation and thousands more have been evacuated. With two people dead and more homes expected to require evacuation within the coming days, The Camping Guy brings you some emergency tips and helpful information on Emergency Camping:
- Be safe. First and foremost, keep the entire family together for support. Inform your children and keep them informed to lower their stress and panic level. Children who are kept out of the loop often feel more insecure than those who are told about the situation and kept nearby.
- Find a safe campsite by logging on to www.parks.ca.gov for a list of campsites and services available in California. You can also visit www.koa.com/where/ca for a list of KOA campsites and their amenities. If campsites have filled up or are unavailable, contact the Red Cross at www.redcrossla.org or call (310) 477-5829 for shelter information. For information on the fires, visit www.fire.ca.gov or tune into the local information station on your radio.