Southern California Fire Resources and Information

Latest updates on the #ThomasFire #CAStorm mudslides can be found at and or call 211

 Para información sobre centros de evacuación, residentes evacuados y cierres de carretera mande un mensaje de texto con su código postal a 888777

UPDATED 1/23/2018 5:30 P.M. 

Below are some important websites you can use to find more information about the devastating fires and mudslides in Assembly District 37 and throughout Southern California. Click on the links for updated information from these sources, and please continue to check back as we will be updating this page with new details and resources as they become available.

As always, please remember that you can contact the staff in my district offices in Ventura and Santa Barbara if there is anything else we can do to help: (805) 564-1649 or (805) 641-3700.

Please take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Be safe.

Monique Limón
Assemblymember, 37th District

ALERTS & UPDATES: Visit Ready Ventura and sign up for VC Alert. You can also text your Zip code to 888777 to receive updates to your mobile phone.

WILDFIRE RECOVERY: Ventura County Recovers is an official page of the County of Ventura and a comprehensive, one-stop site to aid the recovery process. Ventura County Recovers is intended to guide residents through the recovery process, regardless of the size of their loss.

Individual Assistance: Food Assistance, Housing, Other Immediate Needs

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA offers information and resources to address immediate needs such as emergency shelter, housing and medical care.




Provides cash aid to eligible needy families to help pay for housing, food and additional expenses. or



Apply for food benefits through the Cal Fresh Program. or



Lost Records and Certificates

California Department of Public Health-Vital Records (CDPH)

Works to replace crucial records such as birth, marriage and death certificates.

Such records should be requested from specific county recorder’s office.


Lost Identification and Vehicle Documents

California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Provides assistance replacing DMV documents such as driver licenses, ID’s, vehicle registration and certificates of title.

TTY 1-800-368-4327
TDD 1-800-735-2929


Insurance: Fire Insurance, Flood Insurance and Rebuilding Assistance

California Department of Insurance

Provides assistance on insurance issues such as flood insurance, fire insurance, claim delays, living expenses and underinsurance disputes.

Flood Insurance:

Fire Insurance:



Debris Removal

California Environmental Protection Agency

Provides information and resources on debris removal in the aftermath of natural disasters.

916- 323-2514


Ventura County Recovers

Provides information and services on debris clearance specific to Thomas Fire Victims.


Assistance for Employers and Employees

Employer Assistance

Employers effected by State of Emergency may request a 60 day extension to file their state payroll reports and deposit state payroll taxes with the Employment Development Department.



California Employment Development Department

Provides unemployment assistance for workers who have lost jobs or work hours due to no fault of their own.

Apply at:



Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)

Provides temporary benefits to people whose employment has been lost or interrupted due to a major disaster.

The fastest and easiest way for new claimants to apply for State Unemployment benefits and DUA is to use EDD’s online application, “eApply4UI,” which is available in both English and Spanish. Claimants can also file for DUA by phone between 8 a.m. and 12 noon, Monday through Friday.



Health Information

California Department of Public Health

Provides information and advice on health issues related to natural disaster incidents.



Assistance for Seniors

California Department of Aging

Coordinates services to seniors and adults with disabilities.



Assistance for Veterans

California Department of Veteran Affairs

Provides assistance for veterans who have suffered disaster damage.



Tax Relief

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration

Offers tax relief assistance to those impacted by wildfires across the state.



Franchise Tax Board

Provides guidance in obtaining tax relief for disaster casualties.



    For further information, visit the California Department of Insurance website.

    Assemblyman Lemon Fire Resources graphic in Spanish

    Te escribo con los últimos avances del incendio Thomas. La situación está cambiando rápidamente, y la siguiente  información puede cambiar.   Se espera que la información que aparece a continuación cambie. Se han emitido nuevas evacuaciones obligatorias y voluntarias. Es importante que usted y su familia estén preparados en caso de una evacuación — visite  para asegurarse de tener un plan.

    Para obtener la información más reciente sobre incendios y evacuación, vaya a

    Ventura County:

    Santa Barbara County:

    También puede enviar un mensaje de texto con su código postal al 888777 para recibir actualizaciones a su teléfono móvil.

    RECUPERACIÓN DE INCENDIOS FORESTALES: Ventura County Recovers es una página oficial del Condado de Ventura y un sitio integral y único para ayudar en el proceso de recuperación para víctimas del incendio Thomas. Ventura County Recovers está destinado a guiar a los residentes a través del proceso de recuperación, independientemente del tamaño de su pérdida.


    Los empleadores tanto del Condado de Ventura como del Condado de Santa Bárbara directamente afectados por el incendio Thomas que comenzó el 4 de diciembre de 2017 pueden solicitar hasta 60 días de extensión del Departamento de Desarrollo de Empleo (EDD) para presentar sus informes estatales de nómina y / o depositar impuestos de nómina sin penalización o interés. Esta extensión se puede otorgar bajo la Sección 1111.5 del Código de Seguro de Desempleo de California (CUIC). Se debe recibir una solicitud por escrito para la extensión dentro de los 60 días a partir de la fecha original del pago o de la devolución. Para más detalles, visite el sitio web de EDD.