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Fire Information

9/09/20 Update: As of this morning, the SCU Lightning Complex Fire has consumed 396,624 acres and is 96% contained. The CZU Fire has burned 86,509 acres and is 83% percent contained. Evacuation warnings have been lifted for all areas of Santa Clara County.​ 


UPDATE (9/4/2020)

Damage Assessment Map for Santa Clara County


More Recovery Resources

Access Emergency Housing and Find Free Meals Near You

Resources to access emergency housing and free meals near you for evacuees and fire victims can be found at www.siliconvalleystrong.org. Please reach out to the Office of Supervisor Dave Cortese at 408 299 5030 if you need assistance in accessing resources during this time.​ 


Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, Northwest Region
If your home incurred major damage after the ​LNU, CZU, and SCU Lightning Complex Fires, you may qualify for emergency financial aid from Tzu Chi Northwest. Sign up now to get started. Visit: www.tzuchi.us, or call 408-256-0571.​


 Animal Temporary Evacuation Point(s):

  • For the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County, Morgan Hill, and Gilroy, please call County of Santa Clara Animal Services at (408) 686-3900.
  • For Large Animals in Canyon Fire area, please call Hold Your Horses Live Stock at (925) 584-1976​

Limit Outdoor Activity with Unhealthy Air Quality

High temperatures and regional wildfires have produced unhealthy air quality in Santa Clara County. As we take precautions in light of air quality and fire, we must continue to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19.

The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department urges those with health conditions who need to stay indoors because of the smoke to shelter at home, where they can be safe from both smoke and COVID-19.

When residents leave their homes, they should continue following all COVID-19 precautions, including wearing face coverings when in public.

The air quality varies across the county, and more information on conditions where you live are available at airnow.gov. County residents should avoid any strenuous outdoor activities until air quality improves, and should avoid being outdoors for an extended amount of time. 

 All County-run COVID-19 testing sites – both drop-in and appointment only – will remain open. Additional safeguards for patrons and staff are in place in light of the wildfires and heat.

 

Have a Plan Ready in the Event of Evacuation

Containment of the wildfires is still very limited at this point.  Dry thunderstorms are possible again late Saturday through Tuesday of next week, which bring the potential for the start of new fires. Residents are always encouraged to have an emergency plan in place during fire season. Visit the Santa Clara County Fire Department or the CalFire website for a ready, set, go plan. Have a plan and be ready to GO immediately in the event of an evacuation.

Emergency Preparedness – Click Here to Learn More

Prepare for Wildfire – Click Here to Learn More

Create your own Emergency Supply Kit – Click Here to Learn More

Create a Wildfire Action Plan – Click Here to Learn More

 

Receive Emergency Alerts to Monitor Wildfires

Register to receive Santa Clara County emergency alerts at www.alertscc.com.

Register to receive CalFire Incident alerts at https://incidents.readyforwildfire.org/​


Mental Health resources

Click here for Mental Health resources compiled by CADRE (Collaborating Agencies’ Disaster Relief Efforts)


How You Can Help

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has established a San Mateo and Santa Clara County Fire Relief Fund to support community-based organizations in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties who are working directly with individuals and families impacted by the local wildfires.  These community-based organizations include, but are not limited to:

 

 See here for information about how to donate. ​


DAILY UPDATE REGARDING RED CROSS DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS

See the Red Cross’s response to Northern California Wildfires on this blog link:

https://redcrossblognccr.org/2020/08/21/red-cross-teams-provide-support-to-counties-residents-affected-by-lightning-caused-fires/

VOLUNTEER WITH THE RED CROSS

For existing Red Cross volunteers, please send an email to VolunteerNCCR@redcross.org stating that you wish to become a shelter volunteer and you will be contacted.


For new volunteers, the Red Cross needs Wildfire Shelter Team Members to support day-to-day activities within a shelter which may include reception/registration, feeding, dormitory, information, or other areas within a shelter to assist those impacted by a large disaster.


Partner resource centers are also staffed by the American Red Cross and serve to assess the needs of individuals and families impacted by the evacuations and determine appropriate resources. It is not a shelter but vital to assist residents with temporary relocation.


The next step to become a volunteer is to apply at https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org


Once you have completed the background check step and receive an email stating that “you have successfully completed the American Red Cross Volunteer Screening investigation process”,  you will receive an email with instructions on how to sign up.

 

Please contact Ana Romero at Ana.Romero@redcross.org with any related volunteer questions.​

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Last updated: 9/15/2020 5:12 PM