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People attending conference Brown, Fire Mitigation Meeting
On Wednesday, November 14, at 6pm, representatives from CAL FIRE, Kelseyville Fire Protection District, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, County Administration and the insurance industry will join me for a public forum to discuss options for Fire Mitigation, with an emphasis upon four communities: Buckingham, Clear Lake Riviera, Riviera Heights and Riviera West.
Lake County Recovers Post-Fire Water Quality Activities
The Lake County Water Resources Department (WRD) and the local U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Services (NRCS) office will distribute wattles to landowners within the county.
Lake County Recovers Straw Wattles
Straw wattles can be an effective way to protect your fire-damaged property from erosion. Anyone interested in wattles must first schedule a site inspection with Korinn Woodward of the US Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
Lake County Recovers Right of Entry Forms Due 9/28
The deadline is swiftly arriving for Pawnee, Ranch and River Fire Survivors to participate in the CalRecycle-led wildfire debris removal program. Right-of-Entry forms must be submitted by Friday, September 28.
Honoring Burchett
A Proclamation posthumously recognizing Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett for his dedication, service and ultimate sacrifice while responding to the Ranch Fire of the Mendocino Complex.
Lake County Recovers Cleanup & Debris Removal by CalRecycle will Begin Soon
You must submit a Right of Entry (ROE) form to Lake County Environmental Health by Friday, September 28 for your property to be included. Wildfire debris is hazardous to public health, and cannot be left on your property. Call 707-263-1164 to discuss your options with County Environmental Health Staff.
Residential fire debris Wildfire Cleanup & Debris Removal
Wednesday evening, September 12, at 6pm, the County will host a Virtual Mendocino Complex and Pawnee Fire Recovery Meeting, focused entirely upon cleanup and debris removal. The meeting will be streamed via Facebook Live.
Lake County Recovers Recovery Coordinator Locations
Recovery Coordinator will be available 10am-1pm, Monday, September 10, through Friday, September 21, at locations in Upper Lake, Lakeport and Clearlake Oaks.
Lake County Recovers Recovery Coordinator Office Hours
Given the diversity of emerging recovery needs and the geographic expansiveness of the Mendocino Complex disaster, Lake County Recovery Coordinator Nathan Spangler is meeting County residents where they are, by holding office hours throughout the County.
Housing and Community Development Mobilehome Owners Urged to Protect Themselves
In the wake of the wildfires across state this summer, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is reminding mobilehome owners to protect their homes by ensuring they have current title and registration.
Mobile FEMA office FEMA in Lucerne Wednesday, 8/29
FEMA will be at Lucerne’s Harbor Park Wednesday, August 29, from 11am to 6pm.
Mobile FEMA office FEMA DRC Now Open
To serve the broadest array of individuals affected by the Mendocino Complex fires, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has established a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Upper Lake.
Phone Call Counseling Hotline Available
Free, confidential counseling services and other resources, such as referrals to local non-profit organizations, shelters, and additional community-based support to assist individuals in California as they work to cope with the feelings of fear, sadness, anger, and hopelessness related to California wildfires.
CalOES County Added to Major Disaster Declaration
Residents and business owners in Lake County who suffered damage or losses from the recent wildfires can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
FEMA Logo FEMA Disaster Declaration
Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the President has issued a major disaster declaration for Lake County for the Ranch and River Fires, commonly known as the Mendocino Complex fires.
stack of one dollar bills LCEDC assistance available for business owners
The Lake County Economic Development Corporation (LCEDC) is available to assist business owners in applying for federal assistance and will be present (as much as possible) at the Disaster Recovery Center.
Lake County Recovers Virtual Recovery Meeting Scheduled
This Thursday evening, August 16, at 6pm, the County of Lake will host a Virtual Recovery Meeting.Contributors to the meeting will include state and local fire agencies and other first responders, the City of Lakeport, federal and state legislators, the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) and National Forest personnel.
Open Sign Local Assistance Center to Open Friday in Lucerne
A one-stop Local Assistance Center (LAC) for those impacted by the Mendocino/Lake Complex Fire will be opening this Friday, August 10th at the Lucerne Alpine Senior Center, 3985 Country Club Drive, Lucerne, CA 95458.
Donated items for disaster relief Lake County Public Health Works with Red Cross and Konocti Unified School District to Control Norovirus Outbreak at Lower Lake Shelter
Lake County Public Health, the Red Cross, and Konocti Unified School District are working together to help control a norovirus outbreak at the Lower Lake High School evacuation shelter.
Fire Relief: How to Donate
Cash donations are most helpful at this time. They allow those supporting disaster relief efforts to direct assistance where it is most needed.
County of Lake Courthouse Disaster-Impacted County Offices to Reopen Monday
Monday, August 6, all Lakeport-based County offices and the Lakeport Branch of the Superior Court will reopen.
Residential fire debris Eliminación de escombros de ceniza y quemadura Mendocino Complex
El Condado de Lake está trabajando para asegurar la asistencia de las agencias estatales que garantizarán el manejo y eliminación adecuados de los desechos y las cenizas del fuego. Mientras tanto, para proteger su salud y la de sus vecinos y su comunidad, se recomienda encarecidamente a los propietarios que no comiencen las actividades de limpieza en este momento. Además, nuestro vertedero local no está preparado para aceptar restos de fuego.
Food Assistance Clearlake Gleaners Offering Food Assistance
Staple food items, such as bread, eggs and water are available. Residents can also obtain some produce, such as carrots, pantry items like peanut butter and jelly, and even canned chicken and hamburger meat.
Pharmacy Law Calif. Pharmacy Law Under Emergency Conditions
California Pharmacy Law (Section 4054) provides that pharmacists may in good faith furnish a “reasonable” supply of medications or devices to patients in emergency conditions without a prescription.
Air Quality Mensaje sobre la calidad del aire y regreso al trabajo
Ahora que los residentes del Condado de Lake están empezando a regresar al trabajo después de los incendios, muchas personas se preguntan qué tan seguro es su oficina y su entorno de trabajo. Desde el punto de vista de la Salud Pública, la principal preocupación será la calidad del aire.
Air Quality Air Quality and Return to Work (Eng)
Now that residents of Lake County are starting to return back to work after the fires, many people are wondering about how safe their office and work environment is. From the point of view of Public Health, the main concern is going to be air quality.
Temporary County Recorder's Office in Lower Lake
County offices in Lakeport remain closed due to Mandatory Evacuations. In recognition of the fact that County residents may need to record critical documents, County Assessor-Recorder Richard Ford has established a temporary Recorder’s Office in Lower Lake.
Ash and Burn Debris Clean-up Removal
Lake County is working to secure assistance from State agencies that will ensure proper handling and disposal of debris and ash from the fire. In the meantime, in order to protect your health and the health of your neighbors and your community, property owners are strongly recommended to not begin cleanup activities at this time
River & Ranch Fires Meeting at 6pm
CALFIRE, the United State Forest Service and County officials will host a community meeting at 6pm in Kelseyville, to provide displaced residents and concerned members of the public an update on the status of the Mendocino Complex Fires (River and Ranch Fires), and actions firefighters are taking to limit losses and protect property.
Eliminación de escombros de ceniza y quemadura Mendocino Complex
El Condado de Lake está trabajando para asegurar la asistencia de las agencias estatales que garantizarán el manejo y eliminación adecuados de los desechos y las cenizas del fuego. Mientras tanto, para proteger su salud y la de sus vecinos y su comunidad, se recomienda encarecidamente a los propietarios que no comiencen las actividades de limpieza en este momento. Además, nuestro vertedero local no está preparado para aceptar restos de fuego.
Mendocino Complex Fire Relief: How to Donate
Cash donations are most helpful at this time. They allow those supporting disaster relief efforts to direct assistance where it is most needed.
Board of Supervisors Emergency Meeting
County officials understand that many residents have questions regarding the Mendocino Complex fires and disaster response. The Lake County Board of Supervisors will host an emergency meeting tomorrow morning.
County Offices in Lakeport Closed Monday, July 30
All County offices in Lakeport will be closed Monday, July 30. With the exception of those assigned to respond to the disaster, County employees stationed in Lakeport do not need to report to work.
County Streaming Live Video of the Mendocino Complex Fires
On Saturday afternoon, July 28, the County of Lake began streaming live video footage of the Mendocino Complex Fires (Ranch, River) on Facebook. The video feed is from a camera positioned on Mount Konocti’s Buckingham Peak.
California's Lake County Mt. Konocti County Park and Regional Trails, Highland Springs Recreation Area Closed Until Further Notice