***Did you lose your home, or was it damaged in the Carr Fire? If so, please register for FEMA – you may qualify for grant money and other assistance.***In addition, if you are offered assistance from any other organization, be sure to ask them how their assistance might affect your eligibility for FEMA grants and other services. If they are unsure, check with FEMA before accepting their assistance.***
- FEMA representatives are available at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to answer questions and help you apply. The DRC is currently open seven days a week, 9am-7pm, at the former Kmart Building: 2685 Hilltop Dr., Redding.
- Or you may apply online at: www.disasterassistance.gov, or call the Disaster Survivors Line at 800-621-3362. Find more info at: www.fema.gov/individual-disaster-assistance
HIRZ FIRE INCIDENT
- Please click HERE for information about the Hirz Fire.
CARR FIRE – GENERAL INFORMATION
Firefighters continue to battle the Carr Fire, which started burning Monday afternoon (7/23/18) along Hwy 299 near Whiskeytown due to the mechanical failure of a vehicle.
- View latest Carr Fire information, including maps and social media links HERE.
- August 22 – Free Food Distribution: Flyer – Sequoia Middle Distribution 8.22.18.
- August 22 – Emotional Support Carr Fire Recovery: Flyer – Emotional Support.
- Air quality and safety tips:
- 8/15/18, You may qualify for Disaster CalFresh. (Deadline Aug 29th.) Check eligibility here:
- 8/6/18, New website dedicated to Carr Fire Recovery: shastareddingrecovers.org
RESOURCES FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY THE CARR FIRE
- Find valuable resources HERE.
- Find out ways you can help those affected HERE.
ORGANIZATIONS WISHING TO HELP
- All organizations wishing to help those affected by the Carr Fire, please read HERE for important information about VOAD and ways to collaborate.
- 7/26/18: Governor Brown declared a State of Emergency for Shasta County due to the Carr Fire.
- 8/4/18: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of California to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by wildfires and highs winds from July 23, 2018 and continuing. Find out more, and apply for FEMA assistance HERE.
- Be sure to register your cell phone for emergency notifications (such as for fire evacuations): www.shascom911.com. If you lose your password, please contact Code Red to have the profile deleted so you can re-register: 866-939-0911. No need to register landlines – they are already in the system for Reverse 911.
- Do not fly drones in the fire zones. This is illegal, dangerous to firefighting aircraft, and will cause major delays in firefighting efforts.
PREPARE FOR WILDFIRE
If you are in or near a fire evacuation area, get your go bag ready ahead of time. What to bring with you when you evacuate (time permitting):
- Your identification
- Your medications/prescriptions
- Phone charger
- Any important documents you might have or need (birth certificates, marriage certificates, insurance policies etc.), along with photos/albums
- Any emergency supplies you need, including food and water
- A small bag with a change of clothes and toiletries
- Pets and pet supplies
In addition, be sure to come up with a meeting place for family members should you get separated. If you can, take photos or videos of your belongings (and be sure to take your camera or other storage device with you).
- Find additional ideas regarding how to prepare for wildfire (before, during and after) HERE.