In case of disaster, immediate information regarding the extent of the disaster, emergency operations, and assistance to disaster victims is available from the following sources:


When CAL FIRE responds to a major incident the Department will create a web site.  Major emergency incidents could include large, extended-day fires, floods, earthquakes, hazardous material spills, etc.

The Governor's OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (OES) is responsible for working with state agencies and local governments on emergency planning, response, and recovery efforts. OES responds to and aids in the recovery from emergencies within the State of California under the authorities of the California Emergency Services Act (ESA), the California Disaster Assistance Act (CDAA), the federal Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, and other legislation.

In the event the President of the United States issues a Major Disaster Declaration, the FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA) will update its website with information about the types of assistance available, eligibility for assistance, and the application procedure. FEMA works with state and local governments when large scale disasters overwhelm their resources and capacity to provide assistance to those affected by the disaster.


The California Historical Resources Information System (CHRIS) maintains an inventory of identified historic resources. Information about the significance and register eligibility of historic resources may be available at the regional Information Centers (IC). 

Information about the status of individual properties may also be obtained by contacting Joseph McDole, OHP Data Manager.