American Red Cross to set up shelter for residents affected by s


American Red Cross to set up shelter for residents affected by storm


YUMA, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) – The Yuma County Office of Emergency Management is working with local authorities to help roughly 809 customers left without power due to last night's storms. 

The American Red Cross opened  a shelter at the Castle Dome Middle School gym at 11:00 am.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers will help the Red Cross and Yuma County Public Health officials to run the shelter.

As of 7:30am this morning, APS has 809 customers who still do not have power in their homes.

Yuma County says the current estimated time of restoration for these customers is tomorrow.

Most affected customers live in the area between Yuma and the Foothills, north of Interstate 8.

 APS will be giving those customers free dry ice to help preserve any items in the fridge or freezer from going bad. 

The dry ice will be delivered from Phoenix to the Walmart at 8151 E 32nd Street at approximately noon.

APS employees will be on site to distribute the dry ice to residents with a box or cooler to haul the dry ice back home.

Rain is expected throughout the weekend.

Plus, another big storm is expected to hit our area on Sunday.

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