Trona Earthquake Update No. 3

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)–The following is the third Trona Earthquake update from Supervisor Robert Lovingood.

Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles (ERV) have been traveling through the community of Trona and assisting where needed. They have been handing out water, snacks, and clean-up kits to residents in need.

One Red Cross ERV has been sent to Trona High School, 83600 Trona Road, to supply sandwiches and Meals Ready to Eat (MREs), 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily until potable water service is restored.

Pacific Gas & Electric reported that all natural gas service has been restored to the Trona area. For residents needing gas restoration, call 1 (800) PGE-5000 and ask for earthquake restoration services.

Bottled water is available for residents and their animals at Trona High School 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Behavioral Health staff will be available at Trona High School for any residents needing support services, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The water main received extensive damage and is still being repaired. We do not have an estimated time of service restoration. Updates will be provided as we receive them.

County Supervisor Lovingood met with first responders and community leaders in Trona Saturday. He continues to work to obtain additional resources for Trona.

There is still work underway to establish a cooling center for residents to use during the heat of the day. A couple of sites being considered are currently being assessed.

The Office of Emergency Services is in process of considering establishment of a Local Assistance Center (LAC) for Trona residents to have a one-stop location with resource information for needed assistance.

Portapoties have been delivered to the Trona area.

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital has re-opened

Argus Avenue between Sage Street and Wildrose Street has re-opened.

If residents need a cool place to go, the Kerr McGee Community Center located at 100 W. California Avenue, Ridgecrest, is open to all residents.

A once-a-day shuttle will depart from Trona High School at 10 a.m. and return from the American Red Cross Shelter in Ridgecrest ‪at 12:00 p.m. (noon). The Victor Valley Transit Authority will be providing the transportation service.

There are services for Disaster Health, Mental Health, and Spiritual care available at the shelter located at Kerr McGee Community Center.
Southern California Edison has restored electricity to Trona. If additional work requires electricity to be shut off, we will provide updates as we receive them.

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