McKinney Fire Disaster Recovery ResourcesAug 02, 2022
Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the McKinney Fire Disaster in the Yreka region. We know that many of our local residents are displaced due to evacuations and/or the destruction of their homes and businesses. A State of Emergency in Siskiyou County has been declared, the Women’s Business Center at JEDI is here to support small business owners with resources and guidance to assist in the process of disaster recovery. If you have been impacted by the McKinney Fire, please call our office for more information 1-888-926-6670
If you are a business owner in Siskiyou County, here are ways to be prepared:
- Follow Evacuation Orders - Do NOT wait to be ordered by authorities to leave. Evacuating early helps firefighters keep roads clear of congestion and lets them move more freely to do their job.
- Know Your Zone - Use ZoneHaven.com to find your zone and determine if your zone is under an evacuation order.
- Watch Duty App https://www.watchduty.org
- Sign Up for Code Red Alerts - Sign up for Code Red alerts to be notified of evacuation orders and other important information from emergency officials.
- Gas & Go Bags - Be sure your gas tanks are filled up and your go bags are ready and accessible.
- Siskiyou County Community Readiness - For an extensive list on community readiness, visit Siskiyou County’s Community Readiness page here.
- Download and print the Wildfire Preparedness Checklist https://www.sba.gov/document/support-preparedness-checklists
If you are displaced, please review the following resources:
Red Cross Red Cross shelter at the Mariposa Elementary School. To make a donation and get more information: https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/news/2022/red-cross-responds-as-wildfire-season-heats-up.html
If you are preparing to return to your business:
- Immediately check the roof, and put out any fires, sparks, or embers (if accessible).
- If there is no power, check to make sure the main breaker is on. Fires may cause breakers to trip. If the breakers are on and power is still not available, contact the utility company.
- ALWAYS contact 911 if any danger is perceived upon re-entry and contact local experts before finally moving back in.
Cal OES is proud to work with local, state, tribal and federal partners to help Californians get on the road to recovery after an emergency. The State Operations Center is currently activated to its highest level to ensure the coordinated response and recovery efforts statewide to provide California communities the resources they need. LINK
The Community Foundation’s North State Wildfire Recovery Fund will support intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for major wildfires within Shasta, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties, as well as preparedness efforts.
If you are looking for help with disaster recovery: