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The Malibu Disaster Assistance Center that was opened Nov. 17 to assist residents impacted by the devastating Woolsey Fire is now a Disaster Recovery Center, with a change in open hours and more services offered.
The Malibu DRC is operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency with support from Los Angeles County and the California Office of Emergency Services, and is located at the former County Courthouse (23555 Civic Center Way).
The center will be open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday for the next two weeks. It is closed on Sundays.
The change in designation means that FEMA now has more staff on hand and can now process claims on-site.
In addition to FEMA, representatives from numerous federal, state and county agencies, and City Planning and Building Safety staff, as well as nonprofit organizations like the American Red Cross are at the Malibu DRC to assist residents and answer questions. To see a list of agencies that have representatives offering services at the DRC and other information visit www.MalibuCity.org/DRC.
The DAC located at The Hilton Foundation, 30440 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills, has the same open hours, and will convert to a DRC on Dec. 5.
The City is continuously 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 may call the City Hall phone line at (310) 456-2489 or email email@example.com with any other questions.