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 and Mobilization of State Government Ahead of Winter Storms
Declared: 1/08/2023

State of Emergency to Support Response to Humboldt County Earthquake
Declared: 12/20/2022

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


Active Federal Disaster Declarations for California

California Severe Winter Storms, Floodings, Mudslides (EM-3591-CA)
Incident Period: January 8, 2023 and continuing
Emergency Declaration Declared: January 9, 2023


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

California Historical Resources Information System (CHRIS)

California Certified Local Government Coordinators