OROVILLE (AP) — Kimberly and Patrick Cumings just moved to Oroville from Fresno with 3-year-old daughter Elizabeth a month ago because of a new job.
They were eating at a restaurant when the evacuation order happened and ended up in an evacuation shelter without their belongings.
A driver with a large vehicle and three children of her own gave them a ride to the Red Cross evacuation center at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico, where they stayed Sunday night.
They say they thought about waiting it out but decided against it.
They left all of their belongings at the hotel where they were staying. Kimberly Cumings says she’d rather be safe than sorry.