We are working to put together a hub of information and resources for our community as we work to recover from the wildfires this year. As we learn of and develop resources we will update this page regularly.
Ash and Debris removal
The state, counties, and local governments will be finalizing their plans for free debris and ash removal starting hopefully in December. The access agreements for this process need to be submitted by Nov. 30th.
FEMA has issued a statement regarding fraud and scams that frequently follow disasters.
EPA along with their contractors is currently working to collect and dispose of Household Hazardous Waste free of charge to property owners who have signed an access agreement. The local, Counties, State, and Federal Government are finalizing the details for Phase Two soon.
This is a recently recorded video from a meeting of the Marion County Commissioners, Public Works, and FEMA, discussing the latest updates and recovery information.
The State of Oregon has put together a brief and helpful guide regarding the next steps property owners will need to take to safely recover and rebuild.
Marion County now has a sign-up link to be notified when the “Right of the Entry” form is ready. This form will allow state and federal authorities to enter the property to collect household hazardous waste for free. The is a particularly important first step in the wildfire debris cleanup process. Please encourage everyone who suffered from fire damage to complete this important and necessary step.
The Oregon DEQ has put together a helpful page on the hazards associated with returning to a burned property as well as some of the considerations you should take to return and rebuild safely.