Hank Sims / Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 @ 9:15 a.m. / Emergencies
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From the County of Humboldt:
Last week a large storm hit Humboldt County and on Jan. 9 the Office of Emergency Services issued a notice to citizens warning that several local rivers may reach and exceed flood stage. Many local roads were closed or damaged as a result of the storm, as well as public and private facilities, and agricultural producers.
If you, your business or public agency was affected by this storm, please report it to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) and/or the Agricultural Commissioner’s Office. You can submit a report online.
If you are reporting crop damages you can fill out the form or call the Ag Commissioner at 707-441-2560.
On Tuesday, Jan. 17 the Board of Supervisors declared a local disaster for this incident, so there may be a direct line to submitting claims for potential funding or reimbursement. In addition, the information gathered may be used for various post-incident reports, future emergency planning and even legislative advocacy efforts.