Returning to your home can be an emotional rollercoaster. Before setting foot on your property, always consult with local authorities to ensure it’s safe.
Staying safe post-wildfire
Important safety measures to take when you return home.
Wildfires create a host of safety hazards and environmental concerns that can make the journey home more dangerous. Exercise caution to get home safely.
How to return home safely after a wildfire
After a wildfire, the ground beneath us changes. The loss of vegetation increases the chances of erosion, debris flows, and flooding, making the journey back home more perilous. Check out our resources below to minimize danger as you head home.
The wildfire’s gone, but the dangers aren’t. Be on the lookout for flash floods, unstable structures, and other hazards that could lurk in the aftermath.
In the wake of a wildfire, a coordinated effort between local emergency managers, government bodies, and nonprofits provides essential services and aid.
Documenting damage, reaching out to your insurer, and tapping into the resources offered by NGOs are critical first steps toward recovery.
Non-governmental organizations like the California Community Foundation and The American Red Cross play a crucial role in disaster recovery.
Access resources for wildfire recovery, including local county services and FEMA assistance, providing vital support for rebuilding.