New information is constantly being received from various agencies and added to the Woolsey Fire pages on the City website and posted on social media. Below is a summary of new or updated information recently received and posted:
WOOLSEY FIRE RECOVERY MEETING SATURDAY, JANUARY 5 AT MALIBU CITY HALL
The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, L.A. County Department of Public Works, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are holding a Woolsey Fire Recovery Meeting on Saturday, January 5, 10:00 AM at Malibu City Hall in the Multi-Purpose Room. The meeting will offer information and updates regarding assistance available to survivors. The meeting will include representatives from Cal OES, L.A. County Public Works, SBA, FEMA and other agencies. FEMA will provide ASL interpreting and CART services. For accessibility needs, please contact Shelli Holmes, firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN WILL NOT IMPACT FEMA CLAIMS
The federal government shutdown has led to concerns regarding Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) activities. On Friday, December 21, 2018, a spokesperson for FEMA stated that the shutdown will not impact disaster recovery activities in wildfire zones. FEMA workers deployed to California are paid from federal funds that are separate from the current congressional budget negotiations. A long-term shutdown could impede the agency’s ability to perform its administrative functions, including processing disaster aid applications.
IMPORTANT DEADLINES APPROACHING FOR FEMA, SBA LOANS AND STATE GRANTS FOR WOOLSEY FIRE VICTIMS
The deadline to apply for assistance programs from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the California State Supplemental Grant Program, and the Small Business Administration (SBA) for people and businesses impacted by the Woolsey Fire is Friday, January 11. The first step is registering with FEMA by January 11, even if the aid programs are administered by the State or the Small Business Administration. To apply online or for more information, visithttps://www.disasterassistance.gov or call 800-621-3662. Print or read the flyer.
The City launched a separate webpage to bring together all of the information related to rebuilding and recovering from the Woolsey Fire. The new webpage is located at www.MalibuRebuilds.org. It includes drop-down menus with sections on Debris Removal, Rebuilding, Storm Preparation, and Resources.
DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS
The new hours of the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Malibu and Agoura Hills are Monday - Saturday, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, closed holidays and Sundays. The Malibu DRC is located in the former Malibu Courthouse (23555 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265). The Agoura Hills DRC is located at the Hilton Foundation Building (30440 Agoura Road, Agoura CA 91301). For DRC information, including a list of agencies offering services, visit www.MalibuCity.org/DRC.
Phase I HazMat Inspections - updated daily.
Phase II Debris Removal Forms - private (non-CalRecycle) removal:
PICK UP MAIL AT POINT DUME POST OFFICE
Starting Monday, Dec. 24, Malibu postal customers can pick up their P.O. Box mail and all other mail held for pick-up at the Point Dume Post Office (29160 Heathercliff Rd., at PCH) Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Saturdays 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM. The Point Dume Post Office has been temporarily closed since November 9 due to the Woolsey Fire. Signs are posted at all Malibu Post Offices. Retail services at Point Dume will resume on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Customers must bring photo ID to obtain their mail.
LEAF BLOWER BAN
ALL LEAF BLOWERS BANNED WEST OF MALIBU CANYON
To protect public health from potential hazardous materials in the fire debris and ash, the City has banned the use of ALL leaf blowers (both electric and gas-powered) in City limits west of Malibu Canyon Road effective immediately, through August 1, 2019. Download/print bilingual flyer.
PROHIBIDO USAR SOPLADORES DE HOJAS
Debido a que los escombros y las cenizas del fuego y las estructuras dañadas pueden contener materiales y partículas que son peligrosas para la salud y la seguridad, La Ciudad de Malibu prohíbe el uso de sopladores de hojas dentro del área de la ciudad al oeste de Malibu Canyon Road hasta el límite de la ciudad. La prohibicion esta en efecto inmediatamente y terminara el 1° de agosto del 2019. Para más información contacte La Ciudad de Malibu al tel. 310-456-2489 o www.MalibuRebuilds.org.
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