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John Vial of the Emergency Operations Center presented an update concerning overall efforts & upcoming deadlines.
Step 2 cleanup underway - will occur in two phases
Learn more about the timeline and progress of wildfire debris cleanup efforts.
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!
Confidential crisis support for adults and children
Adults and children experiencing emotional distress related to the wildfires can access free, confidential, crisis counseling and support. The Disaster Distress Helpine is available 24/7, 365-day-a-year. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
Completing a disaster loan application may be crucial to your recovery. Next to insurance, an SBA low-interest disaster loan is the primary source of funds for property repairs and for replacing contents destroyed during the recent Oregon wildfires. Businesses, organizations, and families may be eligible.
Deadline to apply was November 30
The deadline to apply for FEMA assistance was Nov. 30, 2020. If you did apply in time, you have 12 months to let FEMA know if your insurance coverage was not enough. If you did not apply in time, other types of assistance may be available.
The Salvation Army and Kelly's Automotive are helping match fire survivors with donated vehicles.
Fire survivors may receive up to $2,500 to help rebuild their lives. Applications for the first round of grants were due November 15, but you can still contact United Way for help.
Free advisory services for fire-impacted businesses are available through the SBDC.
If you want government to lead and help pay for removal of hazardous waste and debris from your property, you must complete a Right of Entry form to grant permission for the removal to occur.
Free or low-cost legal assistance is available for fire survivors. Get help with insurance claims, benefit claims, landlord-tenant disputes, contracts, and other legal issues arising from the disaster.
Criminals often try to take advantage of disaster survivors by posing as aid workers, charities, insurance agents, or government officials. Real aid workers never ask for money and always carry official identification.
What to do if insurance isn't covering all your losses, or if you're feeling mistreated by your insurance company.
What does cleanup cost? Does government pay, or insurance? Should I let a contractor do the work now?
Where to get proof of ownership? Do I need a permit to repair or replace my MH? Do I still have to pay rent to the park owner? Do I need to clean up my own debris?
How to tap aid resources, deal with insurance, and more
There are many types of financial help available for fire survivors. Learn how to tap government aid, maximize your insurance payout, connect with charities, and more.
Where will we live?
Fire survivors need housing. This need comes in three phases: Emergency shelter, temporary housing, and permanent housing replacement.
MARC now closed, but help is still available
To speak to a FEMA representative, call 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362)