TEA FIRE INFORMATION

FIRE STATISTICS

Date Started: November 13, 2008
1,940 acres burned
210 residences destroyed: 130 City of Santa Barbara, 80 County of Santa Barbara; 9 residences damaged
22 injuries from smoke inhalation
3 burn injuries
30 firefighter injuries
Estimated firefighting costs $5,700,000

TEA FIRE PHOTOS

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TEA FIRE RECOVERY ASSISTANCE

Click here for information on the application process for Tea Fire Recovery Assistance not addressed by FEMA, SBA or insurance.

BURN AREA FLOOD POTENTIAL

Click here for a map of burn area flooding potential (provided by Santa Barbara County Flood Control.)

ASSISTANCE ORGANIZATIONS

American Red Cross - Pam Voge - Tea Fire Case Manager - 805-687-1331
Contact for assitance with any needs not being addressed by FEMA, SBA or your insurance.

Contractors State License Board
http://www.cslb.ca.gov/Consumers/consumers-overview.asp
Provides guidance in obtaining licensed contractors and provides information to help protect against fraudulent contractor practices, etc.

Department of Insurance - 800-927-HELP (800-927-4357)
http://www.insurance.ca.gov
Provides information regarding insurance issues, such as policy retrieval, claims filing, expediting claim settlements, etc.

Department of Social Services -
http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/dis/CALIFORNIA_1474.htm
Administers the State Supplemental Grant Program (SSGP), which provides grant funds for unmet recovery needs to individuals and families.

DISASTER ASSISTANCE.GOV - http://www.disasterassistance.gov/daip_en.portal
DisasterAssitance.gov consolidates disaster information in one place. Currently, 17 U.S. Government agencies, which sponsor more than 40 forms of disaster assistance, contribute to the website. You can apply for many forms of assistance with a single, online application.

FEMA - 1-800-621-3362
Determines eligibility for various federal programs after citizen teleregisters and receives a Control Number.  Services include:

Santa Barbara County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk - (805) 568-2550
http://sbcassessor.com/assessor.aspx
http://sbcassessor.com/clerkrecorder.aspx
Provides information on Property Tax Relief - Click here for the Property Tax Relief form.
Replacement Birth/death/marriage certificates / Copies of deeds

Santa Barbara  County- Department of Planning Development - 805-568-3030

Santa Barbara County - Tea Fire Ombudsman Tony Nisich - 560-1098
105 E. Anapamu, Basement Suite 3
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

SBA (Small Business Administration) - 800-659-2955
www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance
Provides low-interest loans for personal and real property damages/losses as well as business losses.

Social Security Administration - 800-772-1213
http://www.socialsecurity.gov
Provides information about replacing lost Social Security and Medicare cards.
Frequently Asked Questions

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT LISTS INFORMATION

Click Here for a lists of Montecito Fire District and/or County of Santa Barbara with significant structural damage or total destruction. Please be aware that these are preliminary reports and are continuing to be updated.

Click Here for Montecito Fire District rebuilding guidelines within the Tea Fire Burn area.

Click Here for frequently asked questions regarding rebuilding for Tea Fire Survivors

Montecito property owners with questions regarding the status of their property are encouraged to call the Montecito Fire District at (805) 969-2537.

FEMA Links

FEMA Denial Letter: Not The Last Word

Host Of Federal-State Aid Programs Available

Wildfire Survivors Beware of Recovery Scams

Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Supporting Santa Barbara LAC

ARCHIVED PRESS RELEASES:

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