Resources After a Disaster

County Recovery Operations

The County Executive Officer (CEO) or their designee serves as the County Director of Emergency Services for the recovery phase of disasters.  Following a disaster, please visit their webpage for recovery-related information.

Holy Fire Recovery Information

Dealing with ash and fire debris is dangerous. Below are resource links available to assist you: 

Swimming Pools Impacted by Smoke and Ash

Health and safety resources from California state agencies  HENTF’s Current Disasters web page 

Cleaning up ash due to a wild fire (English) (Spanish)

California fact sheet “After the Fire: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasure” 

Additional wildfire information can be found here.

Other Resources


We would like to thank the public for the outpouring of support and generosity for those who are impacted by the Holy Fire and the emergency responders who are fighting the fire.   Our emergency staff are deployed to the firefighting efforts and are not able to assist with the pick-up and distribution of the provisions and supplies that have been contributed.

We would instead ask that the public direct contributions to the Red Cross or to a trusted charity to assist those affected by the fire.  Contact the American Red Cross at 714- 481-5300 and

2-1-1 Orange County

2-1-1 Orange County, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, provides a comprehensive information and referral system that links Orange County residents to community health and human services and support. Designated by the California Public Utilities Commission as the provider of this nationally recognized service, 2-1-1 Orange County makes the system available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to the 3,000,000 residents of this community. Callers seeking assistance dial toll free 2-1-1 and are connected with certified, multi-lingual Information and Referral (I&R) Specialists who utilize a robust database to provide information on services such as:

  • Food
  • Shelter/Housing Resources
  • Prenatal care
  • Workforce development
  • Government assistance programs
  • Equipment resources for older adults
  • Access to health insurance programs, especially for the uninsured or under-insured
  • Urgent care, medical, dental and vision services
  • Prevention and safety services
  • Substance abuse assessment and treatment programs
  • Child development assessment services
  • Early detection and treatment programs
  • Disaster Response, including volunteer screening and charitable contributions options, during natural and manmade emergencies.
  • Support group connection
  • Parks, recreation & other municipal departments

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