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Active Disasters: Immediate Response

This page, and related sub-pages, provide information related to the protection and care of historic resources during an actively occuring disaster or in the immediate hours and days following a disaster. This information is advisory only and should not be perceived as policy, nor should it supersede local, regional, or state policies and procedures put in place at the time of a disaster. During active disasters, related state or federal emergency declarations will be posted to this page for a period of thirty days.

Previous Disaster Proclamations


Active State Emergency Proclamations for California

State of Emergency in Solano County due to Atlas Fire
Declared 10/10/2017

State of Emergency in Napa, Sonoma, and Yuba Counties due to Fires
Declared: 10/09/2017

State of Emergency in Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Nevada, and Orange Counties due to Fires
Declared: 10/09/2017


Active Federal Disaster Declarations for California

California Wildfires (DR-4344)
Included on the declaration website is information on Designated Counties, how to apply for assistance, and State of California Local Assistance Center locations. Note: there are application deadlines for assistance.

For additional information see: Cal OES Wildfire Resources & Information 


For OHP database or contact information on counties impacted by disasters:

California Historical Resources Information System (CHRIS)

California Certified Local Government Coordinators


Historic Property Disaster Response

State and Federal Agency Emergency Response Advice

Local Jurisdiction Emergency Response Advice

Property Owner Emergency Response Advice