MALIBU—The Malibu Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) which opened on November 17 to assist residents impacted by the Woolsey Fire is now a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), with a change in open hours and more services offered.
According to a press release from Lisa Soghor, Assistant City Manager of Malibu, the Malibu DRC is operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with support from Los Angeles County and the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), and is located at the former County Courthouse.
Hours of operation are Monday thru Saturday, December 3-8 open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, December 9, closed; Monday thru Saturday, December 10 – 15 open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The DRC will be closed on Sunday, December 16.
The change in designation allows FEMA to have more staff on hand and can process claims on-site. Representatives from numerous federal, state and county agencies, and city planning and building safety staff, as well as non-profit organizations including the American Red Cross are at the Malibu DRC to assist residents and answer questions. To see a list of agencies with representatives offering services at the DRC and other information visit www.MalibuCity.org/DRC.
The DAC is located at The Hilton Foundation, 30440 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills, with the same open hours, and will convert to a DRC on Wednesday, December 5.
The city of Malibu is constantly posting information and resources on the Woolsey Fire Rebuild page at www.malibucity.org/rebuild to help residents get permitted for fire debris removal, about the installation of temporary housing and erosion control devices, and the reconstruction of damaged homes, lists of contractors, rules on the temporary use of trailers and fencing for rebuilding purposes and other information.
Residents can sign up for City of Malibu emergency, traffic, weather, utility and other alerts: www.MalibuCity.org/news (scroll down to Alert Center); City of Malibu disaster notifications: www.MalibuCity.org/disasternotifications; City of Malibu non-emergency Woolsey Fire notifications: www.MalibuCity.org/woolsey. Residents can contact Malibu City Hall at (310) 456-2489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any other questions.