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:
LA County Sheriff:
Twitter: @MalibuSAR and @CityMalibu
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.
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.
- 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.