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Wed, Aug 19, 2020

Resources & Information for Santa Cruz County Fire

In the midst of so much, our hearts go out to those affected by one of the most significant fires Santa Cruz Count has seen in years. We hope you and your loved ones are safe and out of harm's way.

Stay up to date on evacuation warnings and orders by signing up for alerts from Cal Fire here. Review a map of the evacuation area here and learn more from Cal Fire here on their website.

Call 1-866-272-2237 for more information about where to evacuate.

Local Shelter Sites & Animal Assistance

If you are in need of shelter, Santa Cruz County has opened the fairgrounds in Watsonville as the evacuation center. The address is 2601 E. Lake Avenue.

The fairgrounds is also the evacuation site for animals and livestock. The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter and The Equine Evacuation Team can assist with evacuating horses and livestock, their number is 831-471-1182.

The Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium at 307 Church Street is also open for fire evacuees, but with limited capacity. The Civic evacuation center is allowing pets in carriers.

You can also call the Red Cross Hotline at 866-272-2237 for help finding accommodations if you are forced to evacuate. If you are able, "List Yourself as Safe and Well” to let loved ones know you are ok.

If You Want to Donate

Santa Cruz County is accepting contributions of large, family-sized tents at the Emeline Warehouse, 1082 Emeline in Santa Cruz. Please do not donate durable goods and food during disasters.

The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter is in need of cat litter boxes, cat litter, dry dog, and cat food. They are asking donations be dropped off at 1001 Rodriguez St. in Santa Cruz. If you have been displaced and need pet supplies, you can come to the Shelter at 1001 Rodriguez St. in Santa Cruz for supplies as well.

Other Information

If you receive benefits from Santa Cruz County and have been impacted by the fire you can call the Human Services Benefits Hotline at 1-888-421-8080, to receive replacement benefits.

Many roads are closed because of the fires, Cal Fire and County Officials ask you to please keep roads open and stay home unless you are called to evacuate. If you do need to go out though you can check the status of roads here.

The air quality has been affected by the fires. The Monterey Bay Air Resources Board has issued an air quality advisory that indicates that the air is unhealthy for those in sensitive groups.