From the City of Arcadia:
ARCADIANS ARE URGED TO REPORT PRIVATE STORM DAMAGE IN EFFORT TO OBTAIN STATE AND FEDERAL EMERGENCY FINANCIAL HELP
While City and private crews continue to work on windstorm recovery, Arcadia and other cities are tallying the public cost of the early December hurricane-force windstorm. Arcadia’s costs are expected to be in the millions of dollars.
State and Federal emergency agencies could help mitigate the cost of the windstorm, but only if they have accurate damage totals. City and County Officials are urging home and business owners to report their storm-related costs so that local governments can more accurately demonstrate the need for disaster aid. By reporting damage to property, residents and business owners can help the County better assess the impact the winds had on local communities.
Damage reports and cost estimates that are given to the County will be forwarded to the State. It is important that the State and Federal government have an accurate sense of the true cost of this emergency to local governments and private property owners and businesses in order to follow up with disaster relief funding.
Residents should report their storm-related costs to the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management, which is tallying estimates countywide. Visit www.211la.org<http://www.211la.org> to submit your information online, or call 211. If you have any questions about this reporting, please call the Arcadia Fire Department at 574-5100.