There is Still Time

Wildfire Survivors Checklist

January 31, 2019 is an important deadline for survivors of the Camp and Woolsey Fires. As Phase 1 (Household Hazardous Waste operations) nears completion and Phase 2 (Debris Removal operations) begins, there is a fast-approaching deadline, which property owners should keep in mind. In order to take advantage of theCalOES led Consolidated Debris Removal Program, a Right of Entry Form must be completed, signed and submitted by January 31 (Note: Ventura County deadline was January 14 and has passed).

Also, the last day to apply for FEMA disaster assistance is January 31. Survivors can apply for disaster aid at Applicants may also apply over the phone by calling 800-621-3362 (711/Video Relay Service or TTY at 800-462-7585), or in person at a Disaster Recovery Center. Currently, more than 26,000 survivors have registered to receive FEMA assistance.

In addition, for residents or businesses seeking federal disaster loans, the final day to apply is January 31. Applicants may apply online and download applications at Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 or email for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call 800 877-8339.

For additional information and resources visit:

Camp Fire (Butte County) –

Woolsey Fire (Los Angeles County) –

Robb Mayberry

Robb Mayberry is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. He has assisted in the response and recovery efforts with some of California’s worst disasters, including the San Refugio Oil Spill, the Valley and Butte Wildfires, Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, Erskine Fire, the Winter Storms of 2017, the Tubbs Fire, the Thomas Fire, the Carr Fire, the Camp Fire, and the Ridgecrest Earthquake. Prior to public service, he spent 25 years managing the public and media relations for some of Northern California’s largest healthcare organizations.

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