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Emergency Resources

Before an Emergency

Get Prepared for an Emergency (Federal,

Get Prepared for an Emergency (SB County,

Storm Readiness Document Center (SB County,

Update Your Emergency Contact Info with the State

During an Emergency

Dial 2-1-1 from any phone in Ventura, Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo County for a variety of resources

These Fire Maps are updated by National Science Foundation every six hours  

Incident Information System  

The InciWeb site is the single source of incident-related information from multiple public safety organizations.

Cal Fire Blog

Get Help from Red Cross

After an Emergency

California DMV: Driver’s License and ID Replacement  

The application must be submitted in person. Call for appointment: (800) 777-0133

Locate local Food Pantries  

Green Card Replacement    

This application must be submitted in person. Call for appointment and info: (800) 375-5283

Medicare Card Replacement   

This form must be submitted in person. (800) 772-1213 (TTY) 800-325-0778

Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)  

Cal OES has put together this very detailed brochure for Assistance and Services for Disaster Recovery

Passport Replacement  

(877) 487-2778 (TTY) 888-874-7793

Post-Fire Checklist  

This includes great tips on what to do post-fire from those affected by the Sonoma fires

Social Security Card Replacement  

(800) 772-1213 (TTY) 800-325-0778

Channel Islands YMCA Childcare  

Contact your local YMCA (check the above link for Central Coast locations) to inquire if they are providing free or low fee childcare for disaster victims for a limited time

Disaster Relief Info from the Red Cross

Mark yourself Safe and Well   

A list of Pet-Friendly Hotels 

If you or your family members are evacuated to a shelter and you have special needs (medical, behavioral, sensory…) PLEASE indicate this to the shelter staff and request if they can give you a hotel voucher if they cannot accommodate your needs onsite.

FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Assistance  

(800) 621‑FEMA, TTY 800‑462‑7585

Apply for federal funding to help pay for temporary housing, emergency home repairs, uninsured and underinsured personal property losses and medical, dental and funeral expenses caused by the disaster, along with other serious disaster-related expenses

Disaster Assistance Application Checklist  

Apply online for Federal Access to Disaster Help and Resources  

Ventura County

Ventura County Alerts: Ready Ventura County  

Updated Fire News, Fire Maps, Mandatory and Voluntary Evacuation Areas, Evacuation Shelter Locations, School Closures, Animal Evacuation info and Road Closures updated by County First Responder Agencies (805) 465-6650

Ventura County Fire Department  

(805) 389-9710

American Red Cross Ventura County  

(805) 987-1514

Ventura County Sheriff, Office of Emergency Services  

(805) 654-9511

The VC Sheriff’s Office coordinates the County’s disaster preparedness and response

VC Animal Services  

Check here for support with animals during an emergency or call (805) 388-4341

Autism Society Ventura County  

Limited funds are available for emergencies for individuals with autism and their families. (805) 496-1632 or (805) 437-9856

Ventura Catholic Charities   

Various support services and counseling are available for families undergoing crisis, poverty and homelessness. (213) 251-3400

Congresswoman Julia Brownley  

Contact your representative for assistance with federal agencies. (202) 225-5811

United Way of Ventura County  

The United Way collects donations for disaster victims. Contact them about area resources and how to apply. (805) 485-6288

Ventura County Behavioral Health  

VCBH provides coordinated services for individuals with mental health and substance abuse. (805) 981-6830

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