Fresno County releases CAL FIRE preliminary damage information on the Creek Fire

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CAL FIRE, in collaboration with the County of Fresno, has released a preliminary interactive map of the Creek Fire. The interactive map displays preliminary information about damaged and destroyed property. Not all properties have been inspected. It is anticipated it will take two weeks for completion. The public may access the map online and enter an address(es) to see limited information on the condition of property based on initial reports from damage assessment teams.

Due to the changing nature of the Creek Fire and the priority of protecting life and safety, the map will continually be updated as personnel are allowed to safely enter areas and record data. For this reason, not all properties will be reflected at this time so the public is asked for patience as data is collected and entered on a regular basis by CAL FIRE.

What this map provides: 

  • A resource for general information regarding the status of properties observed in areas affected by the Creek Fire
  • Awareness of conditions that may aid residents with initial planning for returning to their property.
  • A snapshot in time of a property. Information is subject to change depending on fire conditions and available data. 

What this map does NOT provide: 

  • Official confirmation of property status. Any information provided on this map is considered preliminary. Conditions will only be verified upon formal inspection by disaster assessment officials upon safe reentry into the area.
  • Comprehensive data for all homes in affected areas. Data and information will be updated as it is safely identified, collected and uploaded. Addresses that cannot be located on the map is NOT an indication of property status.
  • Map is NOT proof of a home’s condition to be used for insurance, permitting, rebuilding or other purposes.

Damage inspection teams are made up of CAL FIRE personnel, the area remains hazardous and off limits to the public. Map will be updated regularly, with all data subject to change based on available information. Please find link to map at https://arcg.is/1vaCOP

Learning the status of a property during a disaster can evoke a strong emotional response. Support is available. 24/7 Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. In-person counseling is also available at the Temporary Evacuation Point at Clovis North / Granite Ridge campus.

Within the next week, the County of Fresno will establish a multi-agency Local Assistance Center to serve as a one-stop-shop to provide disaster assistance for those impacted by the Creek Fire. More details will be provided as they are available. 

For more information and resources, please visit the County of Fresno’s Creek Fire resource website at https://www.co.fresno.ca.us/departments/public-health/fresno-county-emergency.

Fresno County hosts Virtual Town Hall to Discuss Homekey/Hotel Fresno Revitalization Proposal

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Representatives of the County of Fresno, RH Community Builders, UPholdings, and the Fresno-Madera Continuum of Care recently joined to conduct a virtual community Town Hall meeting to discuss efforts to aquire and rehabilitate the Hotel Fresno on Blackstone/Dakota Avenues and provide assistance to persons experiencing homelessness as part of the State of California’s Homekey program.

The virtual Town Hall was a moderated informational session featuring presentations by partners and open conversation with an opportunity for the community and media to provide input and ask questions about the proposal.

View video of the Town Hall meeting above. View presentation slides below, followed by questions and answers received during the presentation, as well as Homekey budget workbook for the project.

Fresno County reminds community to avoid large gatherings and continue COVID-19 prevention measures over Labor Day weekend

distanceThe Labor Day holiday weekend is this weekend. While traditionally the holiday is a time for many to come together in celebration with family and friends, this year the County of Fresno is reminding residents to celebrate safely while staying apart and avoiding gatherings in the ongoing effort to combat COVID-19.

“Fresno County can’t move forward in our recovery unless we all work together to help slow the spread of the virus,” says Buddy Mendes, Chairman of the Fresno County Board of Supervisors. “Social gatherings continue to be among the leading sources of exposure and spread of COVID-19 so it is important to avoid these high-risk activities so we can continue moving in the right direction.” Continue reading “Fresno County reminds community to avoid large gatherings and continue COVID-19 prevention measures over Labor Day weekend”

Fresno County Recognizes National Poll Worker Recruitment Day on September 1

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Awareness day established by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission aims to address critical shortage of paid election workers amid COVID-19

Fresno County Office of Elections announced today that they will be participating in National Poll Worker Recruitment Day on September 1 to encourage more people to sign up to become election workers for the November election. Fresno County is looking to recruit an additional 500+ paid workers for the upcoming election. Continue reading “Fresno County Recognizes National Poll Worker Recruitment Day on September 1”

Fresno-Madera Continuum of Care releases 2020 Point-in-Time Homeless Count for the Region

Today, the Fresno-Madera Continuum of Care (FMCoC) joined the County of Fresno, City of Fresno and Fresno Housing Authority to release the 2020 Point-in-Time Count, the annual count of the region’s sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families. At 3,641, this year’s report represents an increase of 45% or 1,133 homeless individuals in comparison to the 2019 count of 2,508. The FMCoC typically releases the count in June; however, the submittal deadline was delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading “Fresno-Madera Continuum of Care releases 2020 Point-in-Time Homeless Count for the Region”

Fresno County, Fresno EOC announce agreements to enhance COVID-19 education and outreach to vulnerable communities

The Fresno County Board of Supervisors joined with the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (EOC) this week to announce the approval of two contracts aimed to aid the County’s ongoing efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. The contracts, funded by approximately $5.5 million of CARES Act funding, will provide enhanced education, outreach and case management in vulnerable communities as well as bolster the County’s medical investigation, testing and contact tracing capacity. Continue reading “Fresno County, Fresno EOC announce agreements to enhance COVID-19 education and outreach to vulnerable communities”

Fresno County welcomes State Unified Support Team to discuss COVID-19 response collaboration

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This week representatives of the Fresno County Department of Public Health, Board of Supervisors, City of Fresno, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, City of Mendota, and numerous Fresno County leaders welcomed officials representing the State’s Unified Support Team, to discuss the ongoing response to COVID-19. Continue reading “Fresno County welcomes State Unified Support Team to discuss COVID-19 response collaboration”

Medically Trained Personnel Needed During COVID-19 Pandemic in Fresno County

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To help support ongoing COVID-19 response efforts, Fresno County is seeking registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses (LVNs), certified nurse assistants, and other medically trained personnel to help meet potential staffing needs at local hospitals, skilled nursing care facilities, and/or alternate care sites. Continue reading “Medically Trained Personnel Needed During COVID-19 Pandemic in Fresno County”

Department of Agriculture distributes N95 masks for farming workforce

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The country and the world depends on Fresno County agriculture, so protecting the health and safety of Fresno County’s agricultural workforce is critical to ensuring that our essential Ag business can continue under any circumstance. As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fresno County Department of Agriculture has made great efforts to keep our local farming communities safe and businesses operating. Continue reading “Department of Agriculture distributes N95 masks for farming workforce”

Fresno County Dept of Agriculture N95 respirator distribution events

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The County of Fresno Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, the California Office of Emergency Services, the Governor’s Office, and the agricultural industry will host two distribution events providing N95 respirators at no charge to protect essential agricultural workers. Continue reading “Fresno County Dept of Agriculture N95 respirator distribution events”