The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services announced the approval of $7,970 in reimbursements to help Lassen County cover the costs of operating two evacuation centers and a local assistance center in response to the Beckwith Complex Fires.
The reimbursements represent the state’s 75-percent share of the $10,631 in costs incurred by the county as part of operating the evacuation centers and LAC that are eligible for reimbursement under the California Disaster Assistance Act following Governor Gavin Newsom’s State of Emergency Proclamation on Aug. 6, 2021.
Included among the reimbursements are:
• Force account overtime and benefits for 27 employees who opened, operated, cleaned, maintained and dismantled evacuation centers in Jensen Hall at the Lassen Fairgrounds in Susanville from July 10-15, 2021 and at Lassen Community College in Susanville from July 15-21, 2021;
• Mileage, food supplies and the cost of one night in a motel room for one evacuee; as well as;
• Force Account overtime and benefits for eight employees who operated and provided information to the public from July 15-17, 2021, at the LAC located on Susan Drive in the town of Doyle.
• To date, Cal OES has approved $10,631.00 in CDAA eligible projects undertaken by the county related to response and recovery costs incurred with responding to and recovering from the fire.
More information on the California Disaster Assistance Act is available at https://www.caloes.ca.gov/cal-oes-divisions/recovery/public-assistance/california-disaster-assistance-act,