December 2017 Fire Recovery Resources


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 Overviews and General Resources

Rebuilding and Permit Processing in the Unincorporated County

Debris Assistance

Public Health and Hazardous Waste

Consumer Information