The American Red Cross Service Center gives families affected by the Clayton Fire the opportunity to meet one-on-one with trained Red Cross caseworkers who will assess their disaster-caused needs and provide qualified residents with immediate disaster assistance as well as recovery planning and referrals to other agencies, who may be able to provide additional assistance to impacted residents. Please bring proof of your residence address, if possible (for example a PG&E bill).
Dumpster use should be limited to residents affected by the Clayton fire to dispose of perishables from refrigerators and freezers and general small amounts of waste. Please do not place hazardous waste, recyclables, or large items such as tires, furniture, or white metal appliances in the dumpsters.
The dumpsters will be available until August 29. For additional information please see the following documents.
The California Highway (CHP) and the Lake County Fire Protection District will be holding a Child Safety Seat Check-Up event for the victims of the Clayton Fire. The event will be held on Sunday August 28th, 2016 starting at 9:00 am and will end at 12:00 pm.
The Clayton Fire Local Assistance Center (LAC) will be remain open through Saturday August 27, The hours will remain 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. We hope this will give survivors who have not had a chance to stop by the LAC due to work the opportunity to stop by.
On Monday, August 22, the Clayton Fire Local Assistance Center (LAC) opened at 16195 Main Street, Lower Lake, CA 95457, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. The LAC will run through Friday, August 26, and may be extended depending on need. Clayton Fire survivors are strongly encouraged to stop by the LAC to complete a brief survey, and receive a variety of information and assistance.
Red Cross Information Hotline: (866) 272-2237
Lake County Fire Protection District and Red Cross volunteers will be handing out cleaning, hygiene and comfort items in hardest-hit neighborhoods devastated by the Clayton fire when the evacuation orders are lifted. These items include water, snacks, and clean-up items such as gloves, buckets, trash bags and dust masks. Red Cross vehicles will be driving through the impacted neighborhoods distributing these items. Lake County Fire will also have fixed distribution points throughout the community. These will be operating Monday, August 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tomorrow morning CalFresh recipients, those currently receiving CalFresh, living in Lower Lake (95457) and Clearlake (95422) zip codes at the time of the Clayton Fire will receive automatic replacement of a portion of their CalFresh benefits. This replacement issuance is intended to enable CalFresh households to replace lost perishable foods. Because CalFresh benefits were issued between the 1st to the 10th of August, and subsequent power outages began on August 13, 2016, CalFresh recipients with benefits issued from August 6-10 will receive 60% replacement, and CalFresh recipients with benefits issued from August 1-5 will receive 45% replacement.
Recipients may check their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) balance by calling (877) 328-9677 or visiting the EBT website www.ebt.ca.gov, and may contact Lake County Social Services at (707) 995-4200 for any questions.
Following is the most current listing of agencies available to survivors of the Clayton Fire and their location and time availability.
Following is a list of resources available for survivors of the Clayton Fire.
Lake County's Long-Term Recovery Task Force, now focused on the Clayton Fire, will meet Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at 6:00 pm. The location of the meeting is the Lower Lake High School Gymnasium located at 9430 Lake Street in Lower Lake, CA.
Official information blog for the Lake County Office of Emergency Services