Flood Damage Resources -dated October 26, 2015
submitted by Susan Zahnter, ARTC Interim Director
There is effort underway to coordinate various county agencies and find ways that can assist homeowners and victims of mudflows and flooding. So far, a State emergency has not been declared. You may wish to contact Sharon Runner, http://district21.cssrc.us/content/my-offices; Tom Lackey, https://ad36.asmrc.org/; or Scott Wilk, https://ad38.a, to support their request for declaring a State emergency. You will find their letter submitted to Governor Brown on Sharon Runner’s website.
If any residents in your community have sustained flood damage, be sure to direct them to 211 LA County at https://www.211la.org/ to complete the survey. This is important–the county needs information to ascertain the extent of damage, which can support an emergency declaration, which then makes funds and services available to victims.
Another survey you can complete is at https://www.lacounty.gov/elnino. This survey is similar to that on LA County 211 site. Scroll down to Info for Affected Homeowners for a variety of links: Damage Assessment Survey
- Guide for flood-affected Homeowners
- Misfortune and Calamity Claims
- First Aid for Flood Septic Systems
- Food Safety and Salvaging
- Mold Fact Sheet / EPA Mold Guide
- Flooded Septic System Safety / EPA Septic System Guide
- Well Testing / Disinfection of Drilled Wells
- List of Licensed Water Haulers
Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs, at 1-800-593-8222, will take your information and contact you when they have identified programs that may provide monetary assistance and help cleaning up.
LA County Public Works information: http://dpwcare.org/. Emergency Dispatch: 1-800-675-4357.
If anyone needs immediate assistance they can contact AV Disaster Relief Network at 661-943-5271, or online at https://avdrn.org/about/contact-us/.
Remember, this kind of coordinated effort will take some time. I will keep you updated as I receive more information from Supervisor Antonovich’s Office.