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Update Oct. 21, 2020: The County of San Mateo Recovery Team is currently planning for potential debris flow following the wildfires. Information will be posted here as it becomes available

Update Oct. 13, 2020: The FEMA Individuals and Housing Program is available to all eligible renters and homeowners in the counties of Butte, Lake, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo, which are covered in the Aug. 22 federal disaster declaration.
Official FEMA Release - Renters Eligible for Assistance

Update Oct. 7, 2020: The deadline for survivors of August wildfires to register with FEMA for individual disaster assistance and apply for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has been extended to Nov. 21.
Official FEMA Release - Extended Registration Deadline

As of Oct. 3, 2020, all mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted. All areas are open.

If you sustained losses, you can apply for federal assistance online: 
Apply with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ or call 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 (TTY). 

On Sept. 9, 2020 San Mateo County Health Officer Scott Morrow declared a health emergency due to the public health threat of hazardous waste from wildfires. The Health Order prohibits the unsafe removal, transport, and disposal of fire debris to ensure safety of residents and the environment. 
Official County Press Release