Wildfire Preparation and Resources

September 29, 2020 •
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In light of recent wildfires, FLINT compiled a short list of resources for those impacted. These include updates from Los Angeles county about evacuation zones, ways to protect yourself from smoke inhalation, steps to take when considering evacuation, support services, and organizations that are taking donations to provide aid and support to firefighters and families who have been affected. Please consider reviewing some of these links if you are interested in how to prepare your home and family in the case of a wildfire, if you are seeking support, or if you would like to donate funds where they are needed.

Wildfire info:

General info: https://www.readyforwildfire.org, https://www.ready.gov/wildfires, https://www.lafd.org/safety/fire-safety/evacuation-information

LA county updates, evacuation zones, resources: https://lacounty.gov/emergency/

Protect yourself from smoke: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/features/wildfires/index.html

Check current air quality: https://www.airnow.gov/

Info about respirators: https://www3.epa.gov/airnow/smoke_fires/respiratory-protection-508.pdf

Power outage safety: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/poweroutage/needtoknow.html

Prepare your home for wildfire: https://www.thehartford.com/claims/wildfire-safety

Evacuation:

Pre-evacuation preparation (emergency supply kit, family action/communication plan): https://www.readyforwildfire.org/prepare-for-wildfire/go-evacuation-guide/

How to evacuate and return safely: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/affectedpersons.html

Evacuation checklist: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5305121.pdf

Support:

See “Student Support Resources” email from Mr. Jamison

Social services information and resources: https://www.cdss.ca.gov/disaster-help-center

National Disaster Distress Helpline: toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service available 24/7 via telephone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746)

Donate:

General: https://www.calfund.org/socalwildfire/

Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html, you can also call 1-800 RED CROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation

Salvation Army: https://give-usw.salvationarmy.org/give/300623/#!/donation/checkout?utm_source=77&utm_medium=search&utm_term=961&utm_content=7799&utm_campaign=1014196&d_bu=34&d_site=77&d_adgroup=961&d_creative=961&d_placement=7799&d_vert=9&d_campaign=1014196

Firefighters: https://www.csfa.net/CSFA/CalFF/articles/Donation_Funds_for_Firefighters_Who_Have_Lost_Their_Homes_During_the_Recent_and_Tragic_NorCal_Fires.aspx

Cal fire foundation: https://www.cafirefoundation.org/about-us/california-fire-foundation-mission-statement/

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