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Reporter Nicole Lozare Updates From Qualcomm

KPBS reporter Nicole Lozare spent the morning at Qualcomm Stadium. Evacuees are saying their immediate needs are being met. There are cots, mattresses. One man was sleeping on a donated futon.

Reporter Nicole Lozare Updates From Qualcomm

KPBS reporter Nicole Lozare spent the morning at Qualcomm Stadium. Evacuees are saying their immediate needs are being met.

There are cots, mattresses. One man was sleeping on a donated futon.

There are hot meals and sandwiches. No pre-packaged cold food yet for this crowd. And there's still plenty of coffee.

But for emotional comfort, the evacuees have turned to each other.

A sense of community has emerged. The Fallbrook folks have set up camp near each other. Spanish-only speakers are in another part of the stadium.

Betty Newell who evacuated from Rancho Bernardo says her spirits are up thanks to the kind gesture of another evacuee.

Newell : She was gone about an hour. They had to stand in line all this time to bring food for a total stranger. I thought that was a pretty kind thing to do.

Crisis counseling is available. FEMA is there too.

Nicole Lozare, KPBS News.

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