July 2018 Fires: Available Resources
July 2018 Information
Cal OES Fire, Law Enforcement and Regional personnel are currently working with other response agencies to address all emergency management, evacuation and mutual aid needs for the 2018 Wildfires. The recent sustained, high temperatures around the state, along with strong winds and historic statewide drought have made ideal environment for dangerous fire conditions throughout California. Governor Brown Requested Federal Disaster Assistance for the Carr wildfire in Shasta County For the
Small Business Administration (SBA)
For business and residential recovery from physical damage in Shasta County and to help businesses in contiguous counties with financial losses. SBA offers federal low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters. Businesses of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair/replace disaster property damage. Small businesses, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations may also borrow to help meet disaster
FEMA Individual Assistance (IA) Program
FEMA Individual Assistance (Applies to Lake and Shasta County Only) FEMA offers Individual Assistance after a disaster to help begin your recovery. Our Individual Assistance page offers you a look at the steps and options available to you. Registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, is the quickest way to register for FEMA assistance. If you are unable to access the internet, you can also call at 1-800-621-3362. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Small Business
FEMA Public Assistance Program
FEMA Public Assistance (Applies to Lake and Shasta County Only) The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may be offering Public Assistance to counties affected by the statewide wildfires. Intent of Public Assistance To provide assistance to address immediate threats to life, public health, and safety; and to protect improved public and private properties. To ensure the public is served in a timely and efficient manner. To provide assistance to repair, restore, or
(Applies to Lake and Shasta County Only) U.S. Economic Development Administration Disaster Supplemental Funding EDA awards grants to eligible entities to address economic challenges in disaster-impacted areas. These grants support disaster recovery activities in areas receiving a major disaster designation as a result of natural disasters. EDA disaster grants will be made by regional offices under the Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program, which can support a wide range of construction
Shasta County/City of Redding Ash Cleanup Press Release from the County of Shasta and City of Redding on Wildfire Ash Cleanup. Right of Entry Forms English Template Spanish Template (Español) Safety Resources Property owners who desire to search debris from their properties for possible salvageable items, should do with caution and appropriate protective gear: eye protection, masks, and gloves. https://calepa.ca.gov/disaster/fire/ https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/wildfires/index.html https://www.arb.ca.gov/carpa/toolkit/emerg-response/safe-cleanup-fire-ash.pdf Cal OSHA Guidance for Contractor Employers
Debris Removal Contacts
County Offices of Environmental Health Contacts at the county level for questions concerning debris removal. Debris Removal Operations Center
Right of Entry Forms
County-specific Right of Entry forms for debris removal Lake County – Right of Entry Form, Mendocino Complex Fire Lake County – Right of Entry Form, Pawnee Fire Shasta County – Right of Entry Form and Checklist Shasta County – Right of Entry Form (Spanish) City of Redding – Right of Entry Form City of Redding – Right of Entry Form (Spanish) Template Right of Entry forms for debris removal.
Debris Removal FAQs
Food and Agriculture
FOOD BENEFITS AVAILABLE FOR SHASTA COUNTY WILDFIRE VICTIMS BEGINNING AUGUST 22, 2018 Redding-area food banks are operating and able to provide emergency food supplies to Carr Fire victims. Click here for a full list.
Frequently asked questions for school districts and superintendents
County Specific Additional Resources Lake: http://www.lakecountyca.gov/Government/Directory/Assessor-Recorder.htm Mariposa: http://www.mariposacounty.org/index.aspx?NID=110 Mendocino https://www.mendocinocounty.org/government/assessor-county-clerk-recorder-elections/county-recorder Shasta: https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/recorder_index.aspx Trinity: http://www.trinitycounty.org/index.aspx?page=57
July 2018 Emergency Proclamations & Declarations
Federal Disaster Declarations July 28, 2018 – Governor Brown Lowers Capitol Flags in Honor of Fallen Firefighters, Secures Federal Assistance to Support Communities Impacted by Carr Fire State of Emergency Proclamations July 28, 2018 – Governor Brown Declares State of Emergency in Lake, Mendocino and Napa Counties Due to Fires July 26, 2018 – Governor Brown Declares State of Emergency in Mariposa County Due to Ferguson Fire July 26, 2018
The DMHC has prepared a list of health plans operating in Shasta and Riverside counties, along with their toll-free numbers so that enrollees affected by the California Wildfires can receive help. Click here for the list. CDPH Recommend Ways to Avoid Potential Health Hazards Spanish version: Limpieza de Ceniza de Incendios Forestales Due to unhealthy air quality from the Carr Fire, residents can find free n95 breathing masks at various locations. Find a complete
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.
Local Assistance and Disaster Recovery Centers The Local Assistance Center is a one-stop-shop with critical government services for residents who have been impacted by the fires. Replace lost or destroyed vital documents (ID, financial information, etc.) and get connected with support services. Debris Removal Operations Center SBA Business Recovery Center The center will provide a wide range of services to businesses impacted by wildfires and high winds. The center will provide a
Current Shelter Information There are no shelters open currently.
Tribal communities affected by the wildfires can find assistance through these websites which provide resources and information on preparedness, emergency management and other aid. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Tribal Affairs FEMA Tribal Affairs provides contact(s) for each regional tribal liaison and information on how tribes can receive assistance through FEMA Programs. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Emergency Management Division BIA Emergency Management provides information on how BIA supports Tribes,
Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities
Area Agencies on Aging The California Department of Aging contracts with and provides leadership and direction to Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)that coordinate a wide array of services to seniors and adults with disabilities at the community level and serve as the focal point for local aging concerns. http://www.aging.ca.gov/ProgramsProviders/AAA/AAA_Listing.aspx
County Veterans Service Officers (CVSO) The County Veterans Service Officers (CVSO) plays a critical role in the Veteran’s advocacy system and is often the initial contact in the community for Veterans’ services. The CVSO is committed to providing a vital and efficient system of local services and advocacy to Veterans, their dependents and survivors. To find the nearest CVSO call 1-844-737-8838 or visit the CVSO website at: www.cacvso.org/county-contacts California Department
As a state employee, if you or a family member are impacted by the fires in California, you may be eligible to receive state benefits. As we have multiple fires burning throughout the state, you or your family might be impacted. Below is some helpful information about services available to State employees dealing with the evacuations and impacts, as well as links to websites that contain the latest information on
July 2018 Video Resources
For more 2018 Wildfires videos, view the entire playlist here.