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Resources to Help in Recovery Process

LAKE COUNTY, CA — Lake County residents continue to clean up in the aftermath of a powerful wind storm that ripped through Lake County on Thursday and Friday, November 21st and 22nd. 

Here is a list of some steps to take and available resources to help in the clean-up and recovery process.

• If you are still having power outages, contact PG&E at 1-800-PGE-5000.

• If your home or business is damaged and you have property insurance, please contact your insurance company.

• If your home or business is damaged and you are uninsured – the Board of Supervisors has proclaimed a local state of emergency.  The proclamation lays the groundwork for the possibility of receiving state or federal aid for damage.  There is no guarantee of funding and it may take several weeks to determine eligibility. The County will release more information as it becomes available.

• Tenants should contact their landlords and notify them of any damage.

• If you are a senior citizen who needs repairs done, Hammers of Hope may be able to help you.  They can be reached at (707) 349-2628.

• If you’d like to offer your services as a volunteer, the North Shore Business Association is currently coordinating cleanup efforts in the Northshore communities.  Their website is http://northshorebusinessassociation.com/ and their Disaster Hotline is (707) 739-6661.

• If you are in need of volunteer help, you may request that through the North Shore Business Association’s Disaster Hotline at (707) 739-6661.

• The California Office of Emergency website has additional recovery information.  Their web address is www.caloes.ca.gov.

• Although County building inspectors are doing door-to-door damage surveys, self-reporting damage assessment forms are being made available to residents who wish to report damages to their property.  The locations of those forms are:
o Northshore Fire Department, 3708 Manzanita Drive, Nice
o Lake County Visitor Information Center, 6110 E. Highway 20, Lucerne, CA
o Administrative Office, 255 N. Forbes Street, Lakeport, 1st Floor of the Courthouse
o County Website – From the home page click on “Departments” on the top banner, then click on the “Administration” link and from there you will find a link on the left hand side entitled  “Resident Damage Reporting Form”. http://www.co.lake.ca.us/Assets/Administration/Docs/windstorm.pdf?method=1
Please turn completed forms in to the Lucerne Visitor Center in Lucerne or the County Administrative Office in the Courthouse in Lakeport.

It is very important to note that green waste should not be put in the dumpsters that the County has provided at disposal sites for storm clean-up.  Green waste, including branches and trees, should be stacked next to the dumpsters. 

The locations of the disposal sites are:
• Upper Lake County Park, 575 East Highway 20, Upper Lake, CA
• Lucerne Harbor Park, 6225 East Highway 20, Lucerne, CA
• Northshore Fire Department, 3708 Manzanita Dr., Nice, CA

An additional disposal site for green waste only, has been set up near Keeling Park at 1000 Lakeshore Boulevard.
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Please contact Jill Ruzicka, Lake County Public Information Officer, (707) 263-2580 office, (818) 395-3050 cell, or by email at Jill.Ruzicka@lakecountyca.gov for additional information.