Wildfire Survivors: ROEs Due 9/28. Undecided? Help Available!
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. (September 21, 2018) – 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.
Wildfire debris is hazardous to public health, and must be removed in a timely manner.
“If you are undecided, please do not put this off. Resources are available to help you understand your options,” relates Nathan Spangler, Lake County’s Mendocino Complex Recovery Coordinator. “We will have the most ability to help between now and September 28th, so please get in touch with me, CalOES’ Debris Removal Operations Center (DROC) or Lake County Environmental Health as soon as you are able.”
Spangler is available to assist property owners in completing and submitting ROEs. He will again host office hours throughout the County next week, 10am-1pm:
Wednesday, 9/26 – Scotts Valley Women's Club, 2298 Hendricks Rd, Lakeport, 95453
Thursday, 9/27 – Spring Valley Community Center 1300 Wolf Creek Rd, Clearlake Oaks, 95423
Friday, 9/28 (last day to submit an ROE) – Debris Removal Operations Center, 898 Lakeport Blvd, Lakeport, 95453
California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) staff are also on hand at the DROC to answer questions regarding the State’s program:
898 Lakeport Blvd, Lakeport, 95453
Open Saturday, 9/22, 8am-1pm
Monday-Friday, 9/24-28, 8am-5pm
Lake County Environmental Health staff are also available to help, Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm. Any property owners considering using a private contractor to remove their debris are especially encouraged to reach out to Environmental Health between now and the September 28 ROE deadline.
The government program offers the opportunity for owners to prepare their property for rebuilding with no up front, out-of-pocket cost. Participants are only responsible to file an insurance claim for the work performed by the State program, and retain and submit any insurance funds received for the program’s debris removal services at a later date. Keeping and profiting from insurance money received for work performed by a public program is a “Duplication of Benefits”, a form of insurance fraud.
Lake County Environmental Health is located at 922 Bevins Ct., Lakeport, and can be reached at 707-263-1164.
CalOES’ Debris Removal Operations Center can be reached at 669-284-4501.
Pawnee, Ranch and River Fire Survivors in need of support understanding their options are encouraged to call the County’s Recovery Coordinator, Nathan Spangler, at 916-521-7108.