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 to Support Communities Recovering from Wildfires During Exteme Heat Wave
Declared: 9/19/2022

State of Emergency in Riverside, El Dorado, and Placer Counties Due to Fires
Declared: 9/8/2022

State of Emergency in Siskiyou County as State Secures Federal Assistance to Support Mill Fire Response
Declared: 9/02/2022

State of Emergency in Siskiyou County Due to McKinney and Other Fires
Declared: 7/30/2022

State of Emergency in Mariposa County Due to Oak Fire
Declared: 7/23/2022

Active Federal Disaster Declarations for California


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

California Historical Resources Information System (CHRIS)

California Certified Local Government Coordinators