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Local Assistance Center to offer Recovery Services for Lake County Residents Affected by the LNU Lightning Complex Event

Lower Lake, CA (September 4, 2020)-  The County of Lake, in a joint effort with our local partners and state and federal agencies including California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) will open a Local Assistance Center (LAC) to support residents affected by the LNU Lightning Complex Event.  The LAC will be a 'one-stop' shop, where individuals and businesses that have suffered disaster-related loss or damage can find assistance and access services all in one place.
 
2020 marks the sixth straight year in which large wildfire disasters have had a major impact to Lake County communities and our local economy.  This year, to ensure we provide accessible services to the public in a safe manner, in light of COVID-19, the LAC will run in a virtual format, accessible online.
 
Disaster resources available include Individual Assistance for clients whose homes were destroyed or damaged, vital records replacement, immigrant and veteran’s disaster services, postal service address changes and forwarding information, unemployment benefit information if the fire impacted your ability to work, driver’s license and car registration/title replacement, local food resources, utility assistance programs, emotional supports and more. 

Local businesses can connect with the Small Business Administration (SBA) for business loan assistance to cover losses.  Local, state and federal agencies assisting in disaster recovery are all accessible through the LAC website.

Disaster survivors whose homes were destroyed or sustained damage will find links to recovery resources and information including property debris removal, hazardous materials clean-up, property tax evaluation and relief, utility and waste water information, home repair and rebuilding information, tips on navigating the insurance industry, disaster recovery guides, and links to local agencies active in community disaster assistance.  

We encourage you to access the LAC website at http://recovery.lakecountyca.gov.  Phone assistance will be available for clients without the ability to access the website for a limited period of time only, September 7 - 11, 2020 at (707) 995-4335, Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm. 

The Lake County Disaster 2-1-1 information line has also been activated for disaster and recovery information. 

Requests for information by email may be sent to recovery@lakecountyca.gov.


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