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August 2020 Wildfires: Reminder of EAP Services for Affected Employees

Many states in our country are currently experiencing an aggressive wildfire season that has been complicated by dry conditions, intense lightning storms, and dangerously high temperatures. With the added concern of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, communities are worried about the safety and wellbeing of their residents during this event, and it is advised to be ready to quickly evacuate.

An emergency situation is a stressful experience. Knowing how to respond to a wildfire outbreak and what kind of difficulties you and your loved ones may face during the event can help you make the decisions that will keep everyone safe from harm. The resources listed below will connect you to the information you can use to gather supplies, plot evacuation routes, and prepare your loved ones for the emotional hardships emergencies can create.

NATIONAL RESOURCES

National Wildfire Preparedness and Recovery: General Resources

Road Closures:

For information about road closures you may dial 511 or obtain information online http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi.

Local Red Cross Locator:

Locating Missing Loved Ones

Individuals are encouraged to use the Red Cross Safe and Well Program. Individuals may use this website to search for loved ones in a disaster area. Additionally, individuals in areas affected by a disaster may list themselves as safe and well if loved ones are searching for them.

Red Cross Smartphone Apps

Apps will update people on current situation and provide information on safety during a disaster.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA Text Message Program

  • To locate an open emergency shelter, text SHELTER and a Zip Code to 43362 (4FEMA).
  • To locate an open Disaster Recovery Center, text DRC and a Zip Code to 43362 (4FEMA).

Please note that standard message and data rates apply.

Local Salvation Army Locator

VBRO

VRBO may offer reduced rates for housing in times of disaster.

CALIFORNIA RESOURCES

CA Wildfire Preparedness and Recovery: General Resources

County of San Mateo

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office

County of Santa Clara Office of Emergency Management

Stanislaus County Office of Emergency Management

LNU Lightning Complex Wildfires Evacuation Map

Napa County Office of Emergency Services

City of Napa

County of Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office

Solano County Office of Emergency Services

Solano County Sheriff’s Department

Solano County Hotlines

  • Missing Persons Unit: 707-784-1613 or 707-784-1607
  • Evacuations: 707-784-1634 or 707-784-1635

Stanislaus County Office of Emergency Management

Vacaville Police Department

Additional Resources:

2-1-1 Bay Area

2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember phone number that connects callers to information and services in times of need. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even during disasters. Please call if you are seeking resources such as clothing, food, or programs for your family.

California Office of Emergency Services

CalWORKs

 

800-834-3773

www.claremonteap.com