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(3/9) Thomas Fire and January Storm Recovery

Below are websites that you can go to for information: 

County of Santa Barbara Emergency Updates:

Disaster Recovery Center and Services:

  • U.S. Small Business Association Disaster Loan Outreach Center is now open at Calvary Chapel 1 North Calle Cesar Chavez Santa Barbara, CA 93103. SBA customer service representatives will be at the DLOC to meet with businesses and residents to answer their questions, explain SBA’s disaster loan program and close their approved disaster loans. Their hours are: 
    • Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM 
  • The Montecito Center for Preparedness, Recovery, and Rebuilding is now at 1283 Coast Village Circle. The Center serves as an information hub for area recovery efforts. 
    • Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 3 PM 
    • Wednesday: 6 PM - 8 PM 
    • Saturday: 10 AM - 2 PM 
    • Phone number: 805-845-7887
    • Email address: 
  • Disaster survivors can:
    • Visit online to apply for assistance.
    • Use the FEMA app
    • Call 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 for TTY users.
    • Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service can call 800-621-3362.
    • The toll-free numbers are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., local time, seven days a week. 
    • The deadline to register for disaster assistance is March 16, 2018.
  • Santa Barbara County Natural Materials Exchange - for sharing of natural materials needed for recovery efforts. 
  • The Foodbank of Santa Barbara is distributing food at multiple locations across the South County. More information about the Foodbank distributions can be found here and on the Foodbank's Facebook


United Way of Santa Barbara County: Monetary donations are accepted at:

American Red Cross: Monetary donations are accepted at:
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County: Monetary Donations, nonperishable foods, and fresh produce are accepted at:
Salvation Army: Unopened and canned food and monetary donations are accepted at:
Unity Shoppe:  New clothing, shoes, blankets, toiletries and monetary donations are accepted at:

Public Information:

Call: 833-688-5551

Text: 805-699-0165


Wildfire Readiness: 

Aware and Prepare Emergency Alerts: 

CaLFire Evacuation Preparedness Checklist 

Radio Readiness: 

Stay Connected: For ongoing updates, go to, follow @countyofsb on Twitter and Facebook, or call 211 from 805 area code, or 800-400-1572.

Sistema de Alerta de Emergencia:
Es muy importante que las personas en el Condado de Santa Bárbara se registren para recibir alertas de emergencias. Inscríbete a, si no podemos localizarte, no podemos alertarte. 

Permanece Conectado:
Para actualizaciones continuas, ve a, sigue @countyofsb en Twitter y Facebook o llama al 2-1-1 desde el código de área 805, o al 800-400-1572 para fuera del 805, o manda por texto tu código postal al 898-211. 


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