Current Humboldt County
The Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services responds to a variety of incidents from wildfires and floods, to health crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Current incident information can be found at this page.
If need assistance interpreting the information on this page or have additional questions, please contact our Office of Emergency Services at 707-268-2500.
Last updated 1/18/2024 at 9:08 a.m.
Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal has proclaimed a Local Emergency as a result of the significant impact of floods occurring throughout the county.
Significant flooding of small creeks and streams, as well as main stem flooding of the Mad River began on Friday, Jan. 12. The extensive flooding resulted in numerous flood rescue operations, extensive damage to local infrastructure, including damage to numerous culverts, cracking, slip outs, and degradation of county-maintained roads, as well as damage to numerous private residences, businesses, and agricultural land; these impacts are exhausting and exceeding available county resources
Though the immediate response has subsided, Humboldt County Public Works crews are still actively engaged in conducting emergency road repairs, exploring options for alternative routes, and cleaning up storm and flood debris along public rights of way. A local emergency proclamation is a prerequisite to request state or federal assistance for flood related response and recovery efforts.
Individuals who experienced flood damage to their home or business are strongly encouraged to work with their insurance provider(s) to file a claim for repairs. This emergency proclamation does not guarantee individual or financial assistance for damages incurred during the flooding event.
If you are displaced or in need of sheltering assistance following the recent floods, please give the American Red Cross a call at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Road Conditions Updates
Residents are reminded to remain vigilant in the event of an emergency:
- Have your go-bags packed and ready.
- Make a plan for evacuating pets, livestock and those requiring extra assistance.
- Subscribe to Humboldt Alert for public safety notifications at HumboldtGov.org/Alerts
- Find your evacuation zone at Protect.Genasys.com
- Bookmark this emergency information page: HumboldtSheriff.org/Emergency
- Familiarize yourself with evacuation terminology:
- Evacuation Order: Immediate threat to life. This is a lawful order to leave now. The area is lawfully closed to public access.
- Evacuation Warning: Potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should leave now.
- Shelter in Place: Go indoors. Shut and lock doors and windows. Prepare to self-sustain until further notice and/or contacted by emergency personnel for additional direction.
Current Emergency Alerts
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RESOURCES
Caltrans Quick Map: Click here to view the Caltrans QuickMap in your browser
If you need help interpreting any portion of these maps, please call the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services at 707-268-2500.
Humboldt County Evacuation Map
Caltrans Quick Map
PG&E Outage Map
GENERAL RECOVERY AND ASSISTANCE RESOURCES
Recovering from any type of disaster takes time. Click the links below to learn more about the resources and assistance that may be available to help.
- Disaster Recovery and Assistance - English
- Asistencia y Servicios de Recuperación - Español por Desastre -Spanish
Assistance Programs Available During Disasters
|Information about Services
|CalFresh, Medi-Cal, CalWORKs, General Relief
|Mental Health Assistance
|Disability Disaster Access and Resources Program
Tri-County Independent Living
|PG&E customers that are dependent on electric powered/charged medical or assistive technology devices and are impacted by the power outages may be eligible for Tri-County Independent Living’s Disability Disaster Access and Resources Program. Through this program, eligible individuals can obtain temporary sheltering assistance, financial assistance for meals and gas, transportation services and emergency planning.
|AT&T Customer Disaster Relief
|Residential customers: 877-241-1787, option 2.
Small Business: 800-321-2000 Enterprise Customer Care: 877-937-5288, prompt 4.
Note: Enterprise customers will need a tracking number, an asset ID number, or a ticket number
Persons experiencing visual, hearing and speech, cognitive, mobility, and aging challenges may call the AT&T Accessibility Assistance Center at 1-800-772-3140.
|AT&T wireline and VoIP telephone customers in affected areas may call for customer assistance including waiver of fees for remote call forwarding and voicemail.
|United Policy Holders
California Department of Housing and Community Development
|Resources for mobilehome/manufactured home owners
|If your mobilehome or manufactured home was destroyed due to a recent California wildfire, earthquake or storm and you need copies of your title and registration and/or salvage forms, we can help.
If your mobilehome or manufactured home was damaged due to a recent California wildfire, earthquake or storm and you need to obtain permits for alterations/repairs, we can help.
Ways to Help
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services is not currently accepting material donations. To make a financial donations to assist with the response can be made directly to the following:
- Habitat for Humanity Humboldt County Project: PayPal
- Pay it Forward Humboldt: 707-616-9191, firstname.lastname@example.org
- American Red Cross: 1-800-435-7669, redcross.org
- Humboldt Area Foundation
Sign up for Humboldt Alert
Residents are also encouraged to sign up for Humboldt Alert to receive local emergency notifications, including information regarding evacuations and emergency sheltering in the event of a wildfire, flood or other emergency incident. Residents can sign up by going to: humboldtgov.org/alerts.