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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.


1. FEMA assistance now available for residents impacted by the December 2017 Lilac Fire (Deadline: March 16, 2018)

2. Small Business Administration (SBA) assistance now available for residents and business impacted by the 2017 Lilac Fire

3. Disaster Recovery Center to Open in San Diego County


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., Monday through Friday. 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
Check Vista Library hours
The County of San Diego has closed this Local Assistance Center, but will continue to offer tables with brochures and information.

Erosion Control Center

San Diego County’s Bonsall Road Station
2370 Pala Road, Bonsall, CA 92003
Operating Hours:

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Free sandbags, fiber rolls and items to stabilize properties before winter rains arrive are available.

December 2017 Fire Recovery Resources



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 incidentrecovery 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