Disaster Recovery Process
How a Disaster Gets Declared
Links to Recovery Resources:
August Complex Fires Recovery
Glenn County experienced a loss of 188,741 acres to the August Complex Fires. A significant portion of the burned area is on Mendocino National Forest land. A mix of primary residence, secondary homes and cabins, and out buildings were lost in the fire. Damage to Forest Highway (FH) 7 occurred as well as minor damage to County Road 308. County Road 308 has been repaired. The destruction from this fire was limited in Glenn County due to the rural/frontier nature of the burn area. Due to the limited scope of damage sustained within the Glenn portion of the fire, Glenn County qualifies for only limited State assistance and does NOT qualify for Federal assistance through FEMA. State public assistance application has been filed for road repairs on FH7. Individual property owner assistance is not available through state or federal programs due to the limited scope of damage sustained within Glenn County. Property owners are encouraged to work with private insurance for cleanup and rebuilding. Private contractors and cleanup agencies are available to assist with debris and hazardous waste removal.
Additional information will be posted to this site as it becomes available.
Economic Disaster Injury Loan Program
Glenn County has been included in the Federal Declaration for Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Disaster Injury Loan Program (EIDL). Economic Injury Disaster Loans provide working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period.
For additional information in SBA disaster assistance and to download applications, visit SBA website, call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955, or email email@example.com. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339.
Resources to help residents and property owners with contractors, insurance, wildfire debris management and disposal, household hazardous waste collection and storage, and debris/ash cleanup and disposal.
- Glenn County Guidelines for Fire Debris Removal
- Glenn County Guidance for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems - After a Fire Disaster
- Glenn County Hazardous Waste Removal, Asbestos and Soil Sampling Contractors List
- Glenn County Guidance for Water Wells After a Fire Disaster
- California Office of Emergency Services: Statewide Wildfire Recovery Resources
- California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA): Fire Response and Recovery
- California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC): Wildfire Household Hazardous Waste Removal
- California Department of Public Health: Wildfire Recovery Health and Safety Resources
- California Contractors State License Board: Disaster Information Center
- California Department of Insurance: Dealing With Catastrophes--Wildfires
- Glenn County Resource Conservation District (RCD) Wildfire Recovery
- Cal-Fire Ready for Wildfire - Post Wildfire Recovery
- University of California Cooperative Extension Wildfire Recovery
- American Red Cross Widlfire Safety and Recovery
- American Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery
- CDC After Fire Health & Well-Being
Wildfire Cleanup Kits Available
American Red Cross has provided a limited supply of fire cleanup kits for property owners in Glenn County who have damaged or destroyed property from the August Complex Fires. Wildfire kits help residents clean up ash, slurry, smoke, spoiled food and other damage to their homes caused by the fire. Wildfire kits include items such as sifters, bucket or tub, shovel, bags, tarp, masks, personal care items such as eye drops, lip balm, and throat lozenges. Wildfire Cleanup Kits may be picked up by property owners through the month of October 2020 at the Glenn County Sheriff's Office - OES, 543 W. Oak St. Willows, CA 95988. Please call Office of Emergency Services at 530-934-6441 to schedule to pick up a kit.
Disposal of Fire Generated Waste
Anderson Landfill will accept waste created from the August Complex
- Prior to hauling, customers must log onto WMSolutions.com or call 1-800-963-4776 to setup an account.
- After setting up an account, Waste Management may require an analysis of the materials to determine where the debris is to be disposed of.
- Analysis may consist of a certificate from Environmental Health or CalOES, or a sample of materials may need to be sent for analytical review. Contact Glenn County Environmental Health for additional information.