Oregon Wildfire Resources

It is crucial to stay alert and informed about the changing wildfire conditions throughout the state. Included below is information on how to prepare for potential evacuations, what to do if your family is impacted and resources to help Oregonians work to recover and rebuild. We will continue to update this page as the situation evolves.

 

2020 Wildfire Cleanup Information

 

Sign up for Emergency Alerts in your County

 

State & County Information: 

 

FEMA Disaster Assistance: 

  • Under the emergency disaster declaration, FEMA will provide wildfire assistance throughout Oregon including debris removal, search and rescue, emergency transportation, shelter, and distribution of food and first aid.  
    • Individual assistance including temporary housing resources will be available for Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, and Marion Counties through an application process. 
    • The first step to receiving assistance is registering with FEMA. If you have phone or internet access, register by visiting disasterassistance.gov, calling 800-621-3362 or using the FEMA app.
  • Download the FEMA Assistance Guide in English, Spanish, and 27 other languages.

 

Temporary Shelter & Food Resources:

 

 Returning home safely:

 

Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources:

  • Following the approval of a major disaster designation, small businesses are now eligible to apply for the Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). Click here to apply.
  • The SBA also provides housing assistance for homeowners and renters through FEMA's Individuals and Households Program (IHP). The program provides financial and direct services to eligible individuals and households affected by a disaster with housing needs not covered by insurance or provided by any other source.
  • The SBA Virtual Recovery Center is available to provide assistance to business owners and homeowners/renters seven days a week from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. EDT.

 

USDA Resources: 

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the availability of assistance for residents and agricultural producers affected by recent wildfires. Read more. 

 

Housing and Urban Development Resources: 

  • The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is now providing support to homeowners and low-income renters displaced from their homes in areas affected by wildfires. Read more. 

 

Oregon Employment Department Information: 

  • October 23 is the last day to apply for Oregon Wildfire unemployment assistance. Following the approval of a major disaster designation, benefits are available starting September 13, 2020, to individuals who are not eligible for regular unemployment insurance benefits or extensions through the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). While this is the program that Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is based on, there are differences. This disaster declaration now includes individual assistance in the following counties: Clackamas; Douglas; Jackson; Klamath; Lane; Lincoln; Linn; and Marion. Read more. 
  • Contact OED if you’re receiving unemployment and have evacuated or lost your home

 

Voting Information:

  • Ballots will be mailed on October 14th and are not forwardable. Click here to learn more and inform election officials of your temporary address if you have been impacted by the wildfires. 

 

Domestic Animal Support:

 

Evacuation Information:

 

  • Levels of Evacuation:
    • Level 1: BE READY for potential evacuation. You should be aware of the danger that exists in the area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movements of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.
    • Level 2: BE SET to evacuate. You must prepare to leave at a moment’s notice. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntary relocate to a shelter or with family and friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk. This may be the only notice you receive. Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Area media services will be asked to broadcast periodic updates.
    • Level 3: GO! Evacuate now! Leave immediately! Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist you further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home. This will be the last notice you receive.

 

Smoke & Air Quality: 

 

Track Power Outages:

 

Domestic Animal Support:

 

How to Volunteer & Donate:

 

My staff and I are here for you. Please give us a call at (503) 231-2300 and we’ll do everything we can to help.