3:00 pm – LCSO – Echo Mtn Downgrade of Evacuation Levels
This is a notice from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office regarding the removal of the Level 3 evacuation area.
Oregon Department of Forestry, North Lincoln Fire & Rescue and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office have removed the Level 3 evacuation to allow property owners and residents to return to the area permanently.
The initial damage assessment has been completed. Road and utility safety concerns have been mitigated, though utility services will be working in the area for several more days. Be aware that utility outages may occur for several more days as water, gas and power repairs continue.
A multi-agency resource center offering county community services will begin tomorrow. Watch local news sources, website, and Lincoln Alerts for more information in the next few hours. If you need transportation to return home, please contact the call center.
Any additional questions can be forwarded to the Lincoln County Emergency Public Information Call Center at 541-265-0621, http://www.co.lincoln.or.us/echomountainfire.
ANY COMMUNITY MEMBER who experienced fire or wind damage to their home, business, outbuildings, or vehicles are encouraged to complete the Lincoln County online damage assessment process to report their damages.
The more information, local government can capture, about our damaging event the week of the 7th, the more advocacy local government can apply for financial assistance from FEMA and Small Business Administration (SBA) for our recovery.
We encourage any property owner or renter who experienced damage to ALSO fill out the online FEMA financial assistance application – even if you have insurance. You may qualify for some assistance but you must apply to receive any assistance.
Another option for business owners and property owners is to apply through the SBA for low interest loans for their recovery efforts.
We understand that the information being presented to you is overwhelming and can be confusing; we have provided the most useful documents related to applying to FEMA/SBA in this email and on our website.
Please watch for an update on a MULTI AGENCY RESOURCE CENTER or MARC – that will be available to any individual or business affected by either the Fire or the Wind event that occurred the week of the 7th. There will be 20+ agencies available to provide information, resources and/or answer questions. We are finalizing the dates, times, locations and available resources this morning and will distribute that communication early afternoon today. You will be able to come to this MARC location to fill out the on-line FEMA and SBA application forms.
LOCAL LINCOLN COUNTY DAMAGE ASSESSMENT SURVEY: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/62a4c41e1afd4ea785623f43c120adf4
FEMA Financial Assistance Application: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/
– Select the Get Assistance on the top menu, then select Apply Online
Small Business Administration Application: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Information/Index
– Click on Apply for a Disaster Loan
Call Center Assistance: 541-265-0621
– They can walk you through the Lincoln County online damage assessment process and enter your information for you.
– The Call Center can not apply for FEMA or SBA assistance on your behalf due to the confidential information required. However, resources will be available at the Multi Agency Resource Center on Tuesday 9/22– Wednesday 9/23 – Thursday 9/24 of this week where you can fill out the on-line forms. Hardcopy forms can be made available that you can mail in as well.