Join the wildfire insurance town hall with Oregon Insurance Commissioner Andrew Stolfi and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to learn more about the insurance claims process during rebuilding, construction scams to avoid, and how to get ready for the 2021 wildfire season.
Updated April 19, 2021
Learn more about the timeline and progress of wildfire debris cleanup efforts.
Meet in-person with a FEMA representative
FEMA representatives will visit Talent and Phoenix during May 1st - 10th to answer questions in person.
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.
For property owners participating in Phase 2 clean-up
Participating property owners must provide information to help crews plan and schedule upcoming wildfire debris cleanup work.
Earn money while helping the recovery effort
Join the wildfire recovery effort as a Debris Monitor. Debris Monitors will be responsible for monitoring the Hauler trucks as they clear debris while documenting their daily activities and ensuring that debris clean-up complies with federal regulations. No experience needed. $14/hour to start. Get more information and apply today!
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.