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San Diego County Recovery

San Diego County Recovery works to maximize disaster assistance to eligible public and private entities and residents through various state and federal disaster assistance programs.

Following an emergency or disaster, additional information and resources will be available throughout this website.

Recovery Assistance Hotline and Email

Unincorporated County residents affected by the wildfires may call the

Recovery Assistance Hotline (858) 495-5200

or email CountyFireRecovery@sdcounty.ca.gov. Both will be staffed by County employees from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., seven days a week. Callers can leave a voice mail after hours and County staff will return the call the next day.

Local Assistance Center (LAC)

Vista Library
700 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista CA 92084
Operating Hours 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Will be open for assistance beginning Monday, December 11, 2017


The Red Guide to Recovery

Logo for the Red GuideThe Red Guide to Recovery: A Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors is a comprehensive, easy-to-read post incident recovery tool that walks disaster survivors step-by-step through the recovery process.  Disaster survivors are often overwhelmed by stress and uncertainty after a loss caused by a natural or manmade disaster, and the handbook addresses such stress and uncertainty by providing the information and tools survivors need to cope with a disaster.   Learn more

View the Condensed Red Guide to Recovery for San Diego County