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One-Stop Thomas Fire Recovery Service Center to Open Wednesday December 13, 2017 at Poinsettia Pavilion in Ventura

A one-stop recovery assistance center for victims of the Thomas Fire will open Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at the Poinsettia Pavilion in Ventura. The address is 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura, CA 93003.

The Local Assistance Center will be open seven days a week, Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center will remain open through December 31, or earlier, as needed.

The center will have representatives on hand from all agencies that fire victims would need assistance from.

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County Launches Recovery Website for Fire Victims

County launches recovery website for fire victims


VENTURA, Calif. – The County of Ventura has launched a website dedicated to helping victims of the Thomas Fire in their recovery. The website is called Ventura County Recovers ( and it is a comprehensive source of information for all matters relating to fire recovery.


The site includes information on debris removal,

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Useful Air Quality Link (AirNow)


Useful Air Quality Link (AirNow) – 
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Park Service, tribal, state, and local agencies developed the AirNow system to provide the public with easy access to national air quality information. State and local agencies report the air quality index (AQI) for cities across the US and parts of Canada and Mexico.

Airnow is available at:

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All Leaf Blower’s Temporarily Prohibited Due to Poor Air Quality

Leaf blowers have been temporarily prohibited, through Sunday December 17, 2017 due to poor air quality and the risk of spreading more ash, smoke and particulates into the air.


Section 3-1.06(b)(1) states that, “In the event of the proclamation of a “local emergency”, as provided in this section, the proclamation of a “state of emergency,” the Director of Emergency Services is hereby empowered: To make and issue rules and regulations on matters reasonably related to the protection of life and property as affected by such emergency;

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Flood Insurance Advisory

The City Manager, acting under his powers to remediate the effects of the local emergency declared on December 6, 2017 due to the significant wildfires in the Ojai Valley, advises that all Ojai residents immediately consider securing flood insurance that includes protection from losses caused by mud and debris-strewn water flows. As a result of the recent significant wildfire damage to the hills surrounding Ojai, when rain falls in the area this winter, there is a significant probability of mudflow and debris-strewn water flows from the burned hillsides down into the Valley and City.

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