Expedited rebuilding permits for fire-affected structures in unincorporated areas
Beginning 9/20/21, the WRPC will provide expedited plan review and permits for fire-affected properties that are in the unincorporated areas of the county.
JCC LTRG Disaster Case Managers coordinate help for wildfire survivors.
See the status of rebuilding efforts for wildfire-damaged properties in Jackson County.
By the end of August 2021, FEMA expects to have installed enough transportable temporary housing units (aka FEMA trailers) to house all the fire survivors who have been approved to receive a unit.
Learn more about the timeline and progress of wildfire debris cleanup efforts.
Con artists may prey on wildfire survivors looking to rebuild
Watch out for con artists posing as contractors. Scam attempts may come by phone, mail, email, or in person. Follow these tips to protect yourself.
Looking for a way to help those affected by the wildfires?
The Oregon Health Authority will provide free well water testing vouchers to private or "domestic" well users impacted by the 2020 Oregon wildfires. Apply for a voucher from February 1 - May 15, 2021 at https://go.usa.gov/xAycC.
Watch Video Press Conferences
John Vial of the Emergency Operations Center presented an update concerning overall efforts & upcoming deadlines.
New shelter hotline is 833-669-0554
The temporary hotel shelters previously managed by the Red Cross are now operated by the Oregon Dept of Human Services. Wildfire survivors should call 833-669-0554 for help with hotel or meal issues.
Extending the rebuilding timeframe helps control the cost of construction, but many insurance policies limit the time a person has to rebuild their home after a fire. The state has negotiated extensions with many insurance companies.