Resources to Help You and Your Washington Community After Wildfire
If fire or other emergencies re-emerge after you return home, call 9-1-1.
The danger is not always over after the flames are out. Stay away from your home or business until fire officials tell you it is safe to return.
Immediately after the fire and for the duration of recovery, pay close attention to how you and your loved ones are handling the stress and emotional toll disasters can take. The American Red Cross offers free 24/7 support through its Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990.
If you are in need of immediate shelter, text “SHELTER” and your zip code to 43362 (a dedicated FEMA number) for options in your area.
Click here for more tips to stay safe immediately after the fire.
Keep a “fire watch”. Look for smoke or sparks throughout and around the house.
Keep a “flood watch”. Flash floods after fires are real and dangerous. Watch for rain and have an evacuation plan. See the Flood Risk page for more information.
Let friends and family know you are safe.
If you need to re-evacuate due to fire or flood risk, remember these 5 P’s