In-Person Flood Damage and Recovery Help Starts Tuesday at Ramona Library

Residents and businesses whose homes were damaged after heavy flooding will be able to speak with a representative regarding recovery information.

The County of San Diego will offer information and resources at a temporary center at the Ramona Library starting Tuesday.

More than 210 residents and business owners told the County their property was damaged as a result of record-breaking rainfall July 18 and 19.

Officials will offer a variety of help to residents, including:

  • Assistance with building permits and plan checks
  • Information on debris removal, road cleanup and where to get sandbags
  • Information on how to repair damaged septic systems
  • Information on what to do with household hazardous waste
  • Information on erosion control and watershed protection
  • Crisis counseling information and support
  • Insurance advocate assistance
  • Assistance with motor vehicle registration and licensing
  • Information to protect yourself from contracting scams
  • Information from the County Office of Aging & Independence Services
  • How to apply for CalFresh (food stamps) and other assistance
  • Information and assistance from nonprofits including the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), 2-1-1 San Diego and others
  • Childcare while on-site

The center will be open Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For additional recovery information from the County, click here. 

County property tax relief is available for residents whose property was damaged or destroyed in recent flooding, County Assessor and Recorder Ernest Dronenburg said. For more information, visit the Assessor's website by clicking here. 

Federal funds may be available for residents looking for help with weather-related damage to their property. Residents looking for assistance can start by complete a short damage survey form by clicking here to help the County gather and process information associated with the damage.

County officials will use the information to estimate damages countywide and determine if the County as a whole qualifies for federal disaster assistance. That would include low-interest loans for small businesses who are uninsured or under-insured to help fix the damage.

Completing the form is not the same as submitting a claim and does not mean the property owner will be eligible to receive disaster assistance, county officials said.

If you need immediate assistance because your property was damaged, contact one of the following agencies: the American Red Cross at (858) 414-8051; the Salvation Army at (619) 231-6000; or other local services may be available through 2-1-1 San Diego.

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