Debris Removal Operations Centers Open Serving Residents Affected by the Valley, Rocky, and Jerusalem Fires.CalRecycle, Cal OES, and Lake County Environmental Health have announced the opening of two Debris Removal Operations Centers (DROC) for residents affected by the Valley, Rocky, and Jerusalem Fires.
A Debris Removal Operations Center for the Rocky and Jerusalem Fires is located at 16195 Main StreetinLowerLake. Referredtoasthe“oldbankbuilding”,theLowerLakeCenternowservesasthe information center for residents who have had their residences or outbuildings burned by the fires and have signed the Right of Entry form with the County of Lake for the provision of the fire related debris on their property. Debris removal on the Rocky and Jerusalem properties was initiated on September 30, and will continue until it is completed.
An additional Debris Removal Operations Center for the Valley Fire will be opened this Friday, October 2, 2015. The Center is located at 21297 Calistoga Road in Middletown, one block south of the Senior Center. This Center will serve as the contact point for residents losing their homes in the Valley Fire. Visitors to the Center will be able to receive information on the anticipated dates that their property will be cleaned, amend the original Right to Enter form left with County staff, or submit new Right of Entry forms. Debris removal work on the Valley Fire will be initiated on October 2, 2015, and will continue until the job is completed.
Telephone numbers for both Centers are currently being arranged, and will be published as soon as they are available. Hours of operation for both centers is 8:00 – 5:00 Monday through Saturday.
The opening of the Debris Removal Operation Centers means that the Right of Entry forms will no longer be available at or accepted at the Local Assistance Centers, and should only be submitted at the Debris Removal Operation Centers. In addition, staff of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Emergency Response Office, have initiated removal of visible hazardous wastes from the burned residential and commercial properties in the Valley Fire area. This project is expected to take two to three weeks. The debris removal portion of the project will be initiated once the hazardous materials have been removed, and the priority for both aspects of the project will be clearing the burned dwellings nearest schools.
For the latest news and information on the Valley Fire recovery, please visit www.lakecountylac.com or Lake County OES’s social media sites.
Official information blog for the Lake County Office of Emergency Services