With Los Angeles County deeply affected by this year’s fire season, a number of resources are available for County residents to prepare before the threat of fires, and how the respond or seek help after a fire. Below is a list of some of the County’s primary emergency preparedness resources:
Overview of Fire Assistance Services
The California Emergency Management Agency has issued a comprehensive brochure to provide information on assistance and services for disaster recovery for those impacted by the fires. The State Board of Equalization has also announced that extensions for filing, audits, billing, notices, assessments and relief from subsequent penalties are available for businesses and individuals impacted by the wildfires. Click here for more information.
Current Fire Maps
Current information and maps of the various fires in the Southland is available at this website. The maps may be maneuvered for a comprehensive perspective. Click here for more information.
Housing for Fire Victims
Individuals who have lost their housing due to the Station Fire may qualify for rental assistance under the Section 8 program. To check on eligibility requirements, go to the Housing Authority website, or call (562) 347-4663, option 2, or (800) 731-4663. Click here for more information.
Mental Health Counseling
The County Department of Mental Health is offering mental health crisis counseling services to Station Fire victims, family members and children. Click here for more information.
A detailed list provides fire-related road closures and estimated re-opening dates within unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. The public may sign up to receive e-mail notifications of road conditions and other matters of interest. Click here for more information.