If my home or business was damaged/destroyed in the wildfire, what should I do?
These are the steps you should take if your home or business was damaged.
- If you had insurance for your home, personal property, vehicle, and/or
business, contact your insurance agent/company to seek assistance on filing
- Register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by calling
1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The TTY number for hearing impaired is:
1-800-462-7585. Another option is to register online by going to
wwww.disasterassistance.gov. You will need to provide essential information such as name, address, address where damages occurred, social security number, phone number, etc.
- Visit an assistance center to speak with federal, state,
local, and nonprofit organizations which will offer a variety of services
and assistance including home and personal property losses, business loss
and recovery, replacement of vital records and documents, DMV license
replacement, tax assistance, unemployment information, etc.
Former Sears Store, Chico Mall
1982 East 20th Street, Chico, Ca 95828
Hours of Operation: Open 9am – 7pm Daily
Malibu Courthouse in Malibu Civic Center
23525 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265
Hours of Operation: 11/17 – Saturday 1 PM – 8 PM10 AM – 6 PM Daily
CLOSED November 22Conrad N Hilton Foundation
30440 Agoura Hills Rd., Agoura 91301
Hours of Operation: 11/17 – Saturday 1 PM – 8 PM
10 AM – 6 PM Daily
CLOSED November 22
Be prepared for the initial days to be busy.
- In the interim of the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opening, you may want to visit www.211.org. 2-1-1 is an umbrella organization of nonprofit organizations and resources for referrals. Enter the County for which you are seeking assistance (Butte, Ventura, Los Angeles) and it will provide the telephone number of the organization which spearheads information and referrals for that county.