Storm Response and Recovery
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the City of San Diego to assist residents affected by the Jan. 22 storm. The DRC is open at the Mountain View Community Center, 641 S. Boundary St. San Diego, CA 92113. The DRC is open from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., 7 days a week.
Residents can register with FEMA for federal assistance and disaster loans. Services offered include information from the Small Business Administration, state agencies and the City and County of San Diego.
Residents can also visit disasterassistance.gov or get help via the FEMA app. Assistance is also available at 800-621-3362 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The City of San Diego Local Assistance Center has transitioned to an online resource hub. City staff will be available to provide in-person assistance for anyone in need of internet access or digital devices at the Mountain View Community Center, 641 S. Boundary St., Tuesdays from noon to 7 p.m., and Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information is available here (español).
The City of San Diego donation site will be open at Mountain View/Beckwourth Library, 721 San Pasqual St., San Diego 92113, Tuesdays from noon to 7 p.m., and Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In response to a record amount of rainfall and flooding on Monday, Jan. 22, Mayor Todd Gloria declared a local emergency.
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Resources and Contact Information for Residents Preparing for Storms
Sign Up for AlertSanDiego:
- Text HELP to 98266 to get safety information delivered directly to your phone.
Prepare Your Home:
- Flash floods can occur within minutes.
- If you have access to sandbags or other materials, use them to protect your home from flood waters if you have sufficient time to do so.
Prepare Your Family/Pets:
- You may be evacuated, so pack in advance.
- Don't wait until the last moment to gather the essentials for yourself, your family and/or your pets.
Assemble an Emergency Kit:
- It is good practice to have enough food, water and medicine on hand at all times to last you at least three days in the case of an emergency.
Charge Your Essential Electronics:
- Make sure your cell phone and portable radios are all charged in case you lose power or need to evacuate.
- Also, make sure you have back-up batteries on hand.
If You Feel Unsafe:
- Evacuate early - you do not need to wait for an evacuation warning or order to leave.
City dumpsters temporarily placed in the community this week will be removed in the evenings and returned in the mornings.
As a reminder, household hazardous waste is not accepted at these dumpster locations or in these dumpsters.
Call 858-694-7000 or use the Get It Done app to schedule a drop-off appointment with the Household Hazardous Waste Transfer Facility. To get rid of bulky items, use the Get It Done app. Check the Environmental Services Department web page for more information on household hazardous waste.
Sandbag distribution will pause at City locations until further notice. Please check back here for updates. Community members who have sandbags are encouraged to keep them in preparation for upcoming storms.
The following safety tips are provided by the National Weather Service.
Prior to the storm, City crews were deployed clearing storm drains and doing other prep work to help reduce flood risk citywide. Ahead of any storm, it is crucial to have an emergency plan in place. Visit the City's Storm Preparedness webpage for information to help you and your loved ones prepare for a storm and what to do when the storm arrives.