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Ventura County Sherriff’s Office of Emergency Services Sends Flood and Debris Flow Threat Information, and Plans Informational Meeting On February 17

The Thomas fire started on December 4, 2017 and burned approximately 281,893 acres across Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Post-fire soil conditions in areas adjacent to mountains and hills are well known for their ability to produce rock and debris flows. These rock and debris flow form rapidly, and the outcome is often devastating during high-intensity rainfall. Additionally, areas that are not typically prone to flooding may
now be at new risk due to higher than usual flows in nearby streams and creeks.

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Uncleared fire debris may result in abatement by County (english and espanol)

Uncleared fire debris may result in abatement by County (espanol below)

VENTURA, Calif. – Teams of bulldozers, excavators and other heavy equipment are working throughout the Thomas Fire burn areas as CalRecycle works to clear debris. Thirty-five teams are clearing properties with an expected completion date in April. Property owners who have not signed up for the CalRecycle program, or the County’s local program, face the possibility of having their property abated by the County and the cost added to their property tax bill.

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Ventura County Animal Services to Close on Mondays for Adoptions

In an effort to better align current resources to workload and to properly care for and enrich the lives of the animals in our care, Ventura County Animal Services will be closed to the public every Monday beginning March 1, 2018, for pet adoptions. This closure will affect both the Camarillo Animal Shelter at 600 Aviation Drive and the Simi Valley Animal Shelter at 670 W. Los Angeles Avenue.

The shelter will be open for those who have found lost pets.

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Disaster CalFresh Food Assistance Available

Individuals and families impacted by the wildfires and/or mudslides in Ventura or Santa Barbara Counties may be eligible to receive one month of Disaster CalFresh food assistance.


A family of four with available monthly income and resources up to $2,755 per month may be eligible to receive up to $640 in food assistance through California’s Disaster CalFresh program. Households must apply for this assistance between Tuesday, February 6 and Friday, February 9,

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Reuniones programadas sobre la seguridad de la comunidad por el flujo de desechos después del incendio

VENTURA, Calif. –Se han programado una serie de reuniones sobre la seguridad de la comunidad por el flujo de desechos en lugares alrededor de las zonas quemadas durante el Incendio Thomas.


La oficina de Servicios de Emergencia del Sheriff, en cooperación con otras agencias de la ciudad y del Condado, el servicio forestal de los E.E.U.U. y Cal Fire, ha identificado 10 zonas alrededor del área del incendio que podrían estar sujetas al flujo de escombros o lodo después del incendio.

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