The Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Emergency Management Program, housed under the Natural Resources Department, seeks to provide for the resilience of the community through disaster protection, prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery. We strongly encourage community participation and feedback. For more information or to provide input please call Emergency Manager Kymmie Scott at 707-487-9255 ext. 1144 or Emergency Services Coordinator Tessa LaFazio at 707-487-9255 ext. 1150 or stop by the Natural Resources Department at 400 N. Indian Road.
DEL NORTE COMMUNITY ALERT SYSTEM
Sign up today to receive emergency information for your home, school, and workplace via text, phone call, and email. http://preparedelnorte.com/resources/Everbridge#
PREPARE DEL NORTE
Del Norte County’s preparedness website with information on training, evacuation zones, volunteer opportunities, and more. http://preparedelnorte.com/index.html
HSU LIVING ON SHAKY GROUND
How to survive earthquakes and tsunamis in northern California http://www2.humboldt.edu/shakyground/
ALL-HAZARDS PREPAREDNESS FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES
A preparedness tool for families, farms, and other businesses in rural communities with useful checklists, forms, and information on a variety of threats. http://www.prep4agthreats.org/Assets/Factsheets/All-Hazards-Preparedness-for-Rural-Communities-Book-Cover.pdf
READY.GOV FOR INDIAN COUNTRY
The Department of Homeland Security website for citizen preparedness in Indian Country. https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan/indian-country
BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
Assistance Provided: Once-in-a-lifetime payment of up to $1,000 who have suffered a loss of home in a disaster; does not cover other types of emergencies. Other types of assistance available include burial assistance and general assistance.
Qualifications: One payment per family to head-of-household; must be member of federally recognized tribe.
Contact: BIA online at https://www.bia.gov/regional-offices/pacific/central-california-agency/social-services
AMERICAN RED CROSS
Assistance Provided: Overnight stays, emergency supplies, meals, health and mental health contacts, meals and snacks, and more.
Qualifications: Affected by a disaster; additional assistance available if it is proven that home has been lost.
Contact: American Red Cross National 1-800-733-2767
Assistance Provided: Rent, home repair, home replacement, direct housing, and certain “other needs” (such as some medical, dental, funeral, storage, and other vital needs). It is important to note that home repair or replacement assistance only funds up to $33,000 and only after meeting certain qualifications. There are limits on other types of assistance as well.
Qualifications: must reside within a declared disaster zone (go to www.disasterassistance.gov to see if you qualify – may not be available immediately after a disaster)
Contact: Register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3361
SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
LOW-INTEREST DISASTER LOAN
Assistance Provided: Homeowners may borrow up to $200,000 to repair or replace your primary residence.
Qualifications: Homeowners and renters affected by declared disasters
Contact: Must contact FEMA for Individual Assistance first. Then apply by registering online at sba.gov or by calling 1-800-659-2955
Going Off Grid: Utility Outages [.pdf]
A Monthly Community Resiliency Discussion. Come learn about the new emergency management program at Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation and have your questions answered.
August 28th, Smith River Fire Department, Home Fire Preparedness
September 25th, American Red Cross, Community Disaster Education
October 30th, NOAA National Weather Service, Weather Spotter Training and Winter/Flood Preparedness