Friday’s Notes: Supervisor Lovingood’s Updates On Ridgecrest Before Evening Quake

VICTORVILLE, Calif. – At least there were services, first responders, and press already on site in Ridgecrest. Here is Friday’s information sent through Supervisor Lovingood’s Facebook page with Saturday morning updates included. Governor Newsom Declares State of Emergency for San Bernardino County

Update July 6, 2019, 8:00 a.m.: Per SB County at 4:53 a.m. 7/6: Trona residents can now travel to Red Cross shelter, Kerr McGee Community Center, 100 West California Ave, Ridgecrest. 371 beds still available. Hwy 178 westbound from Trona to Ridgecrest now open w/ escorts. EB 178 still closed.

Update July 6, 2019, 7:30 a.m.: SBCounty via Twitter: Hwy 178 westbound from Trona to Ridgecrest now open w/ escorts. Trona residents can now travel to Red Cross shelter, Kerr McGee Community Center, 100 West California Ave, Ridgecrest. 371 beds still available. EB 178 still closed.

TRONA EARTHQUAKE UPDATE: Here is the latest update on the July 4 earthquake:

• As of 7:30 a.m., there have been no new damage or injuries reported
• Aftershocks continued overnight and through this morning (July 5) ranging from magnitude 2 to 5.4 in Searles Valley and Ridgecrest
• Ridgecrest Regional hospital will remain closed for at least an additional 48 hours
• Supervisor Lovingood’s Office delivered water and ice to Fire Station 57 on Trona Road.
• Inland Counties Emergency Medical Agency (ICEMA) continues to communicate with hospitals as needed
• Currently no unmet needs
• Service has been restored to the affected areas of Trona
• CalTech seismologist Lucy Jones said to expect more aftershocks and that there is a one in 20 chance of a larger earthquake.
• The State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water, the San Bernardino County Health Department, and the Searles Domestic Water Company are advising residents of Trona to only use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes. The affected area includes: Westend, South Trona, Argus, and Trona Village.• A comfort and care shelter has been opened at the Kerr McGee Community Center, 100 W. California Ave. in Ridgecrest.


• Two (2) mobile American Red Cross units with comfort kits, clean-up kits, and water will be deployed to the community of Trona today, July 5, and will also conduct additional needs assessments. The mobile units will be roaming through Trona. A fixed location is not planned at this time.
• San Bernardino County Fire OES is continuing to monitor the situation. County Fire units conducted damage assessments and survey in the Trona area.
• A Heavy Rescue and Engine, along with a Battalion Chief have been moved to Trona to assist in full area inspection.

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