Northern California 2017 Wildfire Recovery Continues, Debris Removal Information Line Transitions to County Resources

Nearly six months after debris removal operations began, the State and Federal wildfire debris information line will transition call-in questions to county resources as of May 4, 2018. State and Federal partner agencies will continue to support the counties to address the on-going debris removal mission to expedite survivors’ recovery process. Calls will initially be handled by county staff.

The last day to call the wildfire debris removal information line for Lake, Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma counties is May 4, 2018. Until then the number will be staffed from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. every day.

The Debris Removal Information Line number is 877-875-7681.

Survivors in those counties should contact their county administrators’ office with any questions after that date.

In response to these fires, USACE received a debris removal/management mission from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Lake, Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma. The mission included the removal of ash and debris from damaged or destroyed parcels in the four-county area. Since last year, USACE has cleared and returned more than 4,275 parcels to the counties or property owners to continue their recovery efforts. This monumental process included moving more than 2.2 million tons of debris in the process.

The following e-mail addresses will continue to accept questions about debris removal:

USACESupportToLake@usace.army.mil

USACESupportToMendocino@usace.army.mil

USACESupportToNapa@usace.army.mil

USACESupportToSonoma@usace.army.mil

For more information on California’s wildfire recovery visit: wildfirerecovery.orgfema.gov/disaster/4344 or www.spk.usace.army.mil/ and follow us on Twitter @femaregion9 and @Cal_OES and on Facebook at facebook.com/FEMA and facebook.com/CaliforniaOES.

 

Monica Vargas

Monica is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). She has been involved in the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, Valley Fire, Butte Fire, historic drought, Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway Incident and 2017 winter storms. She previously served Cal OES as an analyst in international affairs, technology operations and executive staff support.

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