Editor’s Note: State Senator Brian Dahle, who represents the 1st Senate District including Plumas County, sent his constituents this letter today, which contains some links to helpful information.
After last year’s devastating wildfires, we find ourselves again battling one of the worst fire seasons on record, resulting in destruction across beautiful northern California. The fires are decimating homes, businesses, and forests. This is heartbreaking and overwhelming, but I want you to know that my staff and I are here to assist. Last week, I sent out a newsletter with updates on the district that included information of a moratorium on insurance cancellations for areas impacted by wildfires. Additionally, I would like to provide you with a quick list of some resources that could be helpful after the fire. It’s important that you know your rights and what protections you have as a property owner. This quick fact sheet can also help you navigate the initial steps after a fire.
FEMA After the Fire
Right-Of-Entry Forms By County
Replacing Vital Records
California Department of Insurance
Disaster Recovery Programs
USDA Rural Development Disaster Assistance
Top Ten Tips for Wildfire Claimants
Coverage After a Wildfire
Rebuilding After a Fire – California Office of Emergency Services
In closing, for those who have not lost their home, it’s important to take inventory of what is in your home, and to keep those records-use this helpful checklist.
Senator Brian Dahle
1st Senate District