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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.


USGS Post-fire Debris Flow Preliminary Hazard Assessment for Lilac Fire.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has conducted an assessment of the Lilac Fire burn area to estimate the probability and volume of debris flows that may occur under certain storm conditions.

View the USGS Preliminary Hazard Assessment Map and learn what to do if you live in a recently burned area and a storm is approaching.

For local information and resources for flood preparedness, visit ReadySanDiego.org/flooding.


March 16, 2018 was the application filing deadline for individuals and businesses impacted by the December 2017 Lilac Fire to register for FEMA assistance.

The window for businesses to file for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) closes October 15, 2018.

For more information, contact the SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955, emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov, or visiting the SBA for Disaster Assistance. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call (800) 877-8339. Applicants may also apply online using the SBA Electronic Loan Application (ELA).

U.S. Small Business Administration Fact Sheet

Disaster survivors with remaining unmet needs are encouraged to complete the Disaster Intake Form with the San Diego Voluntary Organization’s Active in Disasters (VOAD) to be connected with available community resources and services.


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.

Erosion Control Center (LAST DAY OF OPERATION FEBRUARY 13, 2018)

After February 13, the Erosion Control Center will no longer be open except before and during major rain storms. For information on erosion control, or to schedule a property assessment after the center is closed, please call (888) 846-0800.

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