San Diego County Recovery

San Diego County Recovery works to maximize disaster assistance to residents and eligible public and private entities.

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

Recovery Assistance Email

Unincorporated County residents affected by disasters may email Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Emails received after hours will be returned on the next business day.

Donation Information

The best way to help those impacted by any disaster is financial donations to a trusted local organization that can help meet the needs of survivors when they need it. Donations of goods such as clothing and household items can sometimes be difficult to distribute as someone who just lost their home may not have a place to keep donated items. Learn more about donations after a disaster.

Not finding what you need?

2-1-1 is a FREE, easy-to-use source of information and referrals that connects you to the services you need.  You can call 2-1-1, 858-300-1211, or 800-227-0997, where a trained Call Specialist will provide confidential assistance, or you can search for what you need via


The Red Guide to Recovery

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The 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