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​Wildfire Season: Resources and Ways to Help

Posted September 19, 2020 by Team LA2050

Wildfire Season Resources and Ways to Help

It's just the beginning of this year's fire season, and wildfires are already raging in LA County and much of California. Below, we've compiled some resources to help you stay up to date on the fires and containment efforts in California and ways to help those impacted. If you have additional resources that you think might be helpful to share, email us at [email protected].

AQI Health and Safety

For the next few months, we'll all need to be more aware of the air quality in our area and take precautions when necessary. An air quality index (AQI) of greater than 100 means that sensitive groups should avoid spending time outdoors (primarily older adults, children, and people with asthma). When there's smoke in the air, you should stay inside when possible, avoid vigorous exercise, and be sure to stay hydrated. Read these tips for protecting your lungs during fire season and more.

Find up-to-date information on the current air quality in your area.

Wildfire Updates

Local fire updates and recovery efforts in the City of Los Angeles.

Local fire updates and recovery efforts in Los Angeles County.

Statewide fire updates and recovery efforts in California.

Follow @CAL_FIRE and @LACoFDPIO on Twitter for live updates on the wildfires.

Evacuation and Emergency Resources

For information on how to prepare for a potential fire in your area, check out Ready for Wildfire.

Follow this home evacuation checklist if you need to evacuate.

Know where to go when you evacuate and find the temporary evacuation point in your area.

Find information about Public Safety Power Shutoff events in California and register for emergency alerts.

Head to the LAFD website for updates and locations of designated Smoke Relief Centers.

To find roads and highways that are impacted by the fires, head to the CalTrans website.

Ways to Help

Donate to Global Giving's California Wildfire Relief Fund.

Donate to California Fire Foundation

Donate to California Community Foundation's Wildfire Relief Fund

Contribute to the California Fire Foundation's Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) program, which brings immediate, short-term relief to victims of fire and other natural disasters throughout California.

Make a donation to Airbnb's Open Homes Program or sign up to offer your space as free, temporary housing to those displaced by disasters.

Check out the California Community Foundation's regional relief efforts: