LA County Fire Updates

Constituents affected by the Woolsey Fire should continue to follow the instructions of local officials.

Constituents can find the most up-to-date information on the Woolsey Fire here: https://www.lacounty.gov/woolseyfire/

Constituents can find our office Fire Recovery Resource Guide here: https://bit.ly/2Kt03RW 

Be prepared for when wildfire strikes with Cal Fire’s Ready, Set, Go! Guide: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Prepare-For-Wildfire/

Be prepared for rain and potential debris flows or landslides with Los Angeles County's #LARain Resource Guide: https://www.lacounty.gov/LARain/

LA County Fire Department:
Website:
https://www.fire.lacounty.gov/
Twitter: @LACoFDPIO

Cal Fire:
Website:
http://www.fire.ca.gov/
Twitter: @CAL_FIRE  

LA County Sheriff:
Website:
http://www.lasd.org/
Twitter: @LASDHQ

City of Los Angeles:
Website:
https://www.lafd.org/
Register for Alerts: http://emergency.lacity.org/notifyla
Twitter: @LAFD

Agoura Hills:
Website:
http://www.ci.agoura-hills.ca.us/
Twitter: @CityAgouraHills

Calabasas:
Website:
https://www.cityofcalabasas.com/fire-update.html
Twitter: @CityofCalabasas

Malibu:
Website:
http://www.malibucity.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=759
Twitter: @MalibuSAR and @CityMalibu

Ventura County:
Website:
www.VCEmergency.com
Phone Number: (805) 465-6650
Register for Alerts: www.VCAlert.org
Disaster Preparedness Guide: www.VCReadySetGo.org
Twitter Accounts to Follow: @VCFD ‏and @VCFD_PIO and @VCSOVentura

Disaster Assistance Centers
Los Angeles County, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), have opened two Disaster Assistance Centers (DAC) in Agoura Hills and Malibu. 

The DACs are available to all residents impacted by the recent Woolsey Fire, and will serve as a onestop source of disaster recovery information including:
- Replacing records lost during the wildfire
- Filing insurance claims
- Applying for FEMA disaster assistance
- Information on property cleanup, repair and rebuilding
- Public and community resources for disaster recovery

The DACs’ locations and planned hours of operation are listed below and additional DAC hours and days of operation will be posted on https://www.lacounty.gov/woolseyfire-disaster-assistance-centers/. Please note that dates/hours of operation are subject to change based off need.

Locations:
Malibu Courthouse
23525 Civic Center Way
Malibu, CA 90265

Hilton Foundation Building
30440 Agoura Road
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

The hours at the Disaster Assistance Centers (DAC) are as listed below:
- Monday Nov. 26th - Thursday Nov. 29th: 1PM-8PM
- Friday Nov. 30th – Saturday Dec 1st: 10AM-6PM
- Sunday Dec 2nd: CLOSED
- Monday Dec 3rd - Thursday Dec. 6th: 1PM-8PM
- Friday Dec. 7th – Saturday Dec 8th: 10AM-6PM
- Sunday Dec 9th: CLOSED

The following is a brief list of participating Federal, State, County and City departments, agencies and non-profit organizations invited to be on-site at the DACs:


Mail Pick Up for Malibu Residents: 
Malibu constituents can now pick up their mail at the USPS Facility located at 23648 Pacific Coast Highway.

Facility hours are: Mon- Fri from 9 AM to 6 PM, and Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM.

Please call (323) 586-1460 to hear the latest information regarding where mail can be picked up or when mail delivery will resume. As new information becomes available, messaging will be updated.

Resources for Small Businesses:
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a disaster declaration for Los Angeles County that will make low-interest federal disaster loans available to businesses and residents impacted by the Woolsey Fire. This SBA disaster declaration covers Los Angeles, Butte and Ventura counties as a result of the wildfires.

Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to businesses and homeowners to help with the cost of improvements to protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.
 
For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic injury assistance is available to businesses regardless of any property damage.
 
Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property. Interest rates can be as low as 3.74 percent for businesses, 2.75 percent for private nonprofit organizations and 2 percent for homeowners and renters with terms up to 30 years.
 
Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.
 
To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, survivors must first register with FEMA at www.disasterassistance.gov. 
 
For additional information and details about the financial support provided by SBA, contact the SBA Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955. Also, Los Angeles County residents and businesses are encouraged to report their Woolsey Fire damage to 211 LA County at www.211la.org.
 
Resources from the U.S. Department of Labor:
  • The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is prepared to provide Disaster Dislocated Worker Grants to help California assess workforce needs. The disbursement of funds will be determined as needs are assessed by state and local partners. ETA is assisting in administering Disaster Unemployment Assistance.
  • The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has released guidance for employee benefit plan participants and beneficiaries in the wake of the 2018 California wildfires. 
  • The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has temporarily suspended select federal contractor requirements, allowing businesses involved in wildfire relief the ability to prioritize recovery efforts.
  • The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is responding to wildfires’ impact on mines, and stands ready to respond more generally with specialized equipment and personnel.
  • The Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) is working with its grantees to identify flexibility and additional funding needs for its programs. VETS will provide assistance to employers, members of the National Guard and Reserves, and members of the National Disaster Medical System and Urban Search and Rescue service who may be deployed in support of rescue and recovery operations.
  • The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is prioritizing all calls in the affected areas to continue to provide uninterrupted service to workers and employers.
  • The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) issued a special enforcement advisory that would temporarily ease reporting and other regulatory burdens on labor organizations, labor relations consultants, and employers affected by the California wildfires.
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is actively engaged with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and other federal agencies. California enforces worker health and safety requirements in the state; OSHA stands ready to assist affected areas upon request.