SoCal wildfires – Safe and Well List lets loved ones know you’re okay

23 Oct

Folks who’ve been affected by the Southern California wildfires but are safe can post their status at the Red Cross’s Safe and Well site.

From Ike Pigott’s blog:

Safe and Well is made up of two parts: a place for evacuees to register themselves, and a search enabled side for loved ones seeking information. There were a lot of internal conversations about privacy. For instance, what if Constance Frey wants her parents to know she’s okay, but doesn’t want her abusive estranged boyfriend to find her? Essentially, those searching will find nothing more than a simple note:

  • I am safe and well.
  • Family and I are safe and well.
  • Currently at shelter.
  • Currently at home.
  • Currently at friend/family member/neighbor’s house.
  • Currently at a hotel.
  • Will make phone calls when able.
  • Will email when able.
  • Will mail letter/postcard when able.

To get even that much, they’ll need to know one of her pre-disaster contact numbers or her address.

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