October 2017 Fires: Available Resources

Volunteer and Donate

If you would like to donate, cash donations are preferred because they reduce the amount of labor and the expense of sorting, packing, transporting and distributing donated goods. Relief agencies can use cash to meet survivors’ specific needs more quickly while also supporting local economic recovery. For additional information and easy-to-use tips on avoiding charity scams following a disaster, please visit the California Office of the Attorney General Charities web site​.​

October 2017 Food Assistance

The Department of Social Services has created a page specifically to provide information and resources for individuals and families impacted by the October 2017 Wildfires. We have listed some of those services below, but you can find additional information at: http://www.cdss.ca.gov/Media-Center/October-2017-Wildfires Food Banks, Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens Sonoma County https://www.sonomacountyrecovers.org/food/ Orange County http://www.ocgov.com/about/emergency/assistance/food

October 2017 Housing Information

Housing Support Plan The Housing Support Plan was developed as an effort of various agencies supporting long and short term housing for survivors and communities impacted by the wildfires. The Housing Support Plan describes: Housing needs in the affected counties; Short- and long-term housing goals; Complexities and potential exacerbating factors; State and federal programs to support housing rebuilding efforts; and A template for creating a locally-focused disaster housing strategy. This

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2017 School FAQ & Information

Frequently Asked Questions – Schools FAQs for School Districts and Superintendents (PDF)

October 2017 Tax Resources and Information

Tax Resources and Information Revenue and Taxation Code section 170(a)(1) allows homeowners to apply for reassessment of their property if it has been the damaged or destroyed by Governor-declared disaster.  The county assessor will immediately reappraise the property to reflect its damaged condition.  In addition, when it is rebuilt in a like or similar manner, the property will retain its prior value (Proposition 13) for tax purposes.  If a manufactured

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October 2017 Emergency Proclamations & Declarations

Governor’s Statement on Presidential Declaration On October 10, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance was made available to the state of California to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by wildfires from October 8, 2017, and continuing. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement after the White House approved the gubernatorial request for federal assistance to help with

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October 2017 Information

Firefighters began battling multiple wildfires on October 8 in numerous counties across the entire state, prompting mass evacuations. Thousands of acres burned and threatened infrastructure as strong winds fueled the fast-moving fires, primarily in Northern California. The wildfires burned more than 245,000 acres, destroyed 8,900 structures and were responsible for 43 deaths. Massive Fire Response and Recovery Efforts Resources poured in to California to assist firefighting crews as they battled

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October 2017 Video Resources

Sonoma County Day of Remembrance Sonoma County Day of Remembrance, Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Santa Rosa Junior College Bailey Field From Event Organizers: Community gathering to remember those who we have lost, celebrate community heroes, and support neighbors in need Sonoma County doesn’t give up. We saw the very best of our County come through during the worst of the terrible fire storm: our resilience, strength and downright

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2017 Debris Removal FAQs

USACE FAQ on Debris Removal Operations in Lake, Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma Counties (as of 10 Dec 2017) Fast Facts – Debris Removal FAQs Fast Facts – Debris Removal FAQs – Español Fast Facts – Debris Removal For Agricultural and Commercial Structures Private Debris Removal Guidelines These are basic guidelines the individual counties may incorporate into their formal private debris removal requirements.