Soberanes Fire, Day 11, 8/1/16 Official Notices

For Immediate Release Contact: Office of Emergency Services
August 1, 2016 831-796-1900
Monterey County to Offer Local Assistance Center for Soberanes Fire Victims

A local assistance center will be available on Saturday, August 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Carmel Mission Inn, 3665 Rio Road in Carmel.

The center will offer information and services for those displaced/affected by the fire. Some of the agencies confirmed to attend are:

Monterey County Assessor’s Office – property tax relief
County Clerk – for record replacement
Department of Social Services – community benefits
Resource Management Agency – permit assistance, debris removal
State Department of Insurance – resolving insurance issues
State Contractors Licensing Board – information on hiring contractors
DMV- replacing Driver’s License, ID
Employment Development Department – unemployment services
Franchise Tax board – tax relief
Board of Equalization – business records
Monterey County Health Department – inspections, hazardous waste removal, counseling
Recovers – find goods and services offered by locals
American Red Cross – recovery assistance
SPCA of Monterey County – shelter for displaced pets, pet food supplies.
Food Bank for Monterey County – food

For updated information about the event, please contact the Monterey County Office of Emergency Services at 796-1900 or 2-1-1.



One thought on “Soberanes Fire, Day 11, 8/1/16 Official Notices

  1. Dear Firefighters,

    I am so grateful to see that Santa Lucia Preserve has been lifted off the evacuation list!!! Praise God and all your hard work!!!

    This has been a heartbreaking fire for everyone, for some much more than others even know, but I don’t want to miss the chance to celebrate the huge achievements you all have made as you are doing everything you can to keep us safe. Thank you, firefighters – THANK YOU, thank you, thank you!!!!

    It’s just seven little words, “Evacuation Orders lifted for Santa Lucia Preserve” – but what those seven little words actually mean is SO huge – and so appreciated by so many….

    ……thousands of hours of grueling, difficult “think on your feet” physical tasks
    ……sheer courage under often terrifying conditions
    ……scaling super stiff, rocky hillsides in heavy gear carrying tons of tools and machines
    ……risking life and limb (God Bless you Robert Reagan and family) to save people and their homes
    ……breathing unbelievable amounts of smoke
    ……working super hard together to try to out-think and outflank this out of control beast that’s coming at us
    …..bringing in huge amounts of machinery and air power and coordinating all the personnel, air craft, land craft, engines, accommodations for 5500+ fighters
    …..incredible patience with the task and all the citizens constantly asking lots of questions, focus and fortitude and answering the same questions over and over again and never seeming annoyed
    …..keeping a positive attitude and being friendly and pleasant to all
    …. just plain super hard grueling work (digging, chopping, sawing, blasting, dozing, flying… )….

    the two little words, “Thank you” are also small, but mean so much. wish we could all find a way to adequately express our gratitude. It’s deep.

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