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WILDFIRE RESOURCE LIST

Room Real Estate in Felton, CA has put together this guide to help their fellow community members who have been affected by the CZU Lightning Fires. We have done our best to make this as comprehensive and easy to follow as possible. This guide will be updated as more information is received. If you think there is something we should add that would help assist you and the community please email us at [email protected].

Official Evacuation Information

Current Evacuation Map

Cal Fire Updates

https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2020/8/16/czu-lightning-complex-including-warnella-fire/

Damage Assessment Map

https://www.santacruzcounty.us/FireRecovery/DamageAssessmentMap.aspx

Red Cross

https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/news/2020/red-cross-response-to-california-wildfires.html

Traffic Advisories & Restrictions

https://cruz511.org/

Air Quality Information

http://air.mbard.org/

Housing Assistance

Red Cross Shelters

http://maps.redcross.org/website/maps/ARC_Shelters.html?fbclid=IwAR1O75ilf862t6eF3tPCaWhOrDW2S-3idx0pldXsK8MD8QMciwpJtn3hLeU

County Shelters

http://www.santacruzcounty.us/FireResources.aspx

Voucher Hotels

http://www.santacruzcounty.us/FireResources/CZUFireHotels.aspx?fbclid=IwAR31QX7cmS6Q-1c1NSyHzoFfIKrsHz6Rpif3GwfQULHjjrzMKYpBeFdnzG8

Craigslist Rentals

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/d/apartments-housing-for-rent/search/apa

Zillow Rentals

https://www.zillow.com/ca/rentals/

Facebook Resources

Temporary Housing:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/793098234765526/post_tags/?post_tag_id=794292467979436

Long Term Housing:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/793098234765526/post_tags/?post_tag_id=798082404267109

Insurance/Financial Assistance

Call your Insurance Provider

File a Loss of Use claim immediately. Here is a list of insurance providers and phone numbers:

https://www.iii.org/article/insurance-company-claims-filing-telephone-numbers

FEMA Disaster Assistance

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200824/applying-fema-disaster-assistance

https://www.fema.gov/individual-disaster-assistance?fbclid=IwAR3YWvRH6ELz_QNvmJ1nKNHYls0XNJ5byLxHUxXVzrsatqySSqOWeJSNgkY

Direct link to apply:

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/DAC/govBenefitReceiver.do?gbsessionid=0&action=RI&langcode=EN

Facebook Resources

https://www.facebook.com/groups/793098234765526/post_tags/?post_tag_id=798437057564977

Food, Supplies & Services

Shelter Locations

All shelter locations will have food and basic supplies.

http://www.santacruzcounty.us/FireResources.aspx

Food Banks

https://www.thefoodbank.org/

www.greybears.org

http://www.cafoodbanks.org/

Santa Cruz County Human Services

Offers food assistance:

https://santacruzhumanservices.org/

Direct link to CalFresh food benefits info:

https://santacruzhumanservices.org/EmploymentBenefits/CalFresh(FoodStamps)/WhatisCalFresh

Benefits hotline is 888-421-8080 (toll free). Residents impacted by the fire who are already enrolled in benefits programs may be eligible for replacement benefits.

Community Resources

Community members have also put together a Google spreadsheet where you can list your needs or look for others offering assistance:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cw5alx8tNIWjpLN3XdhWSEqA7F3YMntk-GupPNcuJAs/edit?fbclid=IwAR2bqWmkNFSUWUNjHRjtPQFw0MigzeDeyZo7T_DFHhqIpBy_Qljv-BUYv5o

Mail Service

Davenport Post Office (500 Highway 1) and Scotts Valley Post Office (241 King Village Rd.), should go to the main Santa Cruz, 850 Front St., Santa Cruz.

The post offices in Felton, Mt. Hermon, Ben Lomond, Boulder Creek, Brookdale should go to the Watsonville Post Office, 225 Main St., Watsonville.

Legal Assistance

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/young_lawyers/projects/disaster-legal-services/

http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Public/Free-Legal-Information/Legal-Help-After-a-Disaster

Facebook Resources

https://www.facebook.com/groups/793098234765526/post_tags/?post_tag_id=794291711312845&ref=rhc_tag

Children’s Needs

Clothing & Supplies

Local Shelters

All shelter locations will have food and basic supplies.

http://www.santacruzcounty.us/FireResources.aspx

Hope’s Closet in Santa Cruz has children’s clothes, shoes, books, toys and diapers.

www.hopesclosetsc.com or call: 831-566-1731 or 831-818-0607

School Information

Santa Cruz County Office of Education – School Information

Homeschooling Grants:

https://hslda.org/post/do-you-have-grants-for-homeschooling?fbclid=IwAR1EBZDjc60xN-0pef9HCflRqCMk8PBKaUGxnDgZefWvZExvlukQ7YnKCvI

Facebook Resources

https://www.facebook.com/groups/793098234765526/post_tags/?post_tag_id=795955861146430

Pets

Emergency Services

Call 831-471-1182 for any emergency animal services.

Limited evacuation services

Email Todd Stosuy at [email protected] or call 831-454-7303 ext 1.

Shelter Resources

Evacuees who can’t care for their animals during the crisis can drop them off at the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. Check their website or call for their location and hours of operation.

Cats By The Tracks animal rescue can also help with evacuees. They have plenty of room to temporarily house your animal in a loving, caring foster home! Email [email protected] for more info.

Facebook Resources

Small Pet aid:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/793098234765526/post_tags/?post_tag_id=793479151394101

Livestock:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/793098234765526/post_tags/?post_tag_id=793103434765006

Lost & Found Pets:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/793098234765526/post_tags/?post_tag_id=796079324467417

Physical & Mental Health

Temporary Clinic

The Santa Cruz County officials opened a temporary medical clinic for people who have been forced to evacuate due to wildfires burning in the region. The temporary medical clinic is at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville.

Effects of Smoke on Your Health

https://www.epa.gov/pm-pollution/how-smoke-fires-can-affect-your-health?fbclid=IwAR0rpUm6GDqIGlhQLEqmSpg36l-q26t4fhE4i1ce7xvqjtLSPJ7cfy0_uEY

Local Mental Health Practitioners Offering Support

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1eot5eGRpgCxB0n2L_GhaxbbvC-eC4tgPGRc8mW8P71g/edit?fbclid=IwAR1j6C9b9o9iXKw5FAR5WQMEmo94sJl0gQbmPiiK6DhmnDzUbM6yL91xMZ4#gid=0

Helpful Mental Health Links

https://www.bsspjpa.org/uploads/1/1/8/6/118642425/eap_wildfire_resource_guide_sisc.pdf

https://store.samhsa.gov/product/tips-college-students-after-disaster-or-other-trauma-r-u-survivor-disaster-or-other-trauma?fbclid=IwAR1R97NIKi1gM6UqKFkoMZ2Oc_6tbNUT67aNZ4jIRgULApLxUQlB8SFxjzU

Children’s Mental Health Resources

Facebook Resources

https://www.facebook.com/groups/793098234765526/post_tags/?post_tag_id=797318234343526

Returning to Your Home

  1. Wait until the evacuation order has been lifted and you have been given the “all clear” to return home by your local authorities.
  1. Do a home safety check.

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/fire/checking-home-after-fire.html

  1. If you haven’t already, contact your insurance provider and document loss for insurance claims.

http://www.insurance.ca.gov/01-consumers/140-catastrophes/WildfireResources.cfm

https://www.consumerreports.org/homeowners-insurance/how-to-file-a-homeowners-insurance-claim-after-a-fire/

  1. Begin the clean-up process.

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/fire/cleaning-up-after-fire.html

https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/disaster/wildfires/homeowners

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/EPO/Pages/Wildfire%20Pages/Safe-Cleanup-of-Ash.aspx

https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/disaster/wildfires

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-07/documents/guide_to_air_cleaners_in_the_home_2nd_edition.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/topics/respirators/disp_part/respsource.html

  1. Begin the road to financial recovery.

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/recovering-financially.html

  1. Take care of yourself and your family

https://www.apa.org/topics/wildfires

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline/disaster-types/wildfires

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/recovering-emotionally.html

https://www.cigna.com/individuals-families/health-wellness/stress-after-disaster

General Guides and Helpful Tips:

https://www.readyforwildfire.org/post-wildfire/after-a-wildfire/

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/wildfire.html#/About

https://sbpusa.org/public/uploads/general/SBP-Post-Disaster-Insurance-Guide-1.pdf

In the Event of Fire Damage or Total Loss

  1. Notify your insurance provider.
  1. Notify your mortgage servicer.
  1. Stop/suspend utility services.
  1. Create a PO Box and/or submit a change of address with the USPS
  1. Closely follow the information posted by the County of Santa Cruz regarding rebuilding.

https://www.sccoplanning.com/PlanningHome/recoverandrebuild.aspx

  1. Make personal property list to document any and all damaged/destroyed items.
  1. Replace lost documents
  • Driver’s License – Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Government Issued ID- Contact the issuing authority
  • Insurance Policies – Your insurance agent or company
  • Military Discharge Papers – Department of Veterans Affairs 800-827-1000
  • Passports- Visit State Department website
  • Birth, Death, Marriage and Certificates – Bureau of Records in the appropriate state
  • Social Security or Medicare Cards – Local Social Security office or 800-772-1213
  • Credit Cards – The issuing financial institution, as soon as possible
  • Titles to Deeds – Records department of the area in which the property is located
  • Stocks and Bonds – Issuing company or your broker
  • Wills – Your attorney
  • Income Tax Record – The IRS center where filed, your accountant or 1-800-829-1040
  • Citizenship Papers – Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, 1-800-375-5283
  • Mortgage Papers – Lending Institution
  • Damaged paper currency –https://bep.gov/services/currencyredemption.html
  • U.S. savings bonds –www.TreasuryDirect.gov/forms/sav1048.pdf

Other Helpful Links


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