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Special help for members affected by recent hurricanes and California wildfires

For Plan members living in the zip code areas impacted by the California wildfires, the APWU Health Plan will:
  • Relax Plan requirements to assist them for care received from December 6, 2017 through January 5, 2018.
For Plan members living in the zip code areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, the APWU Health Plan will:
  • Relax Plan requirements to assist them for care received from August 24 through September 24, 2017.
For Plan members living in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina impacted by Hurricane Irma, the APWU Health Plan will:
  • Relax Plan requirements to assist them for care received from September 6 through October 5, 2017.
***PLEASE NOTE THIS EXTENSION IS ONLY FOR THE USVI AND PUERTO RICO***
For Plan members living in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the APWU Health Plan will:
  • Extend the initial special processing end date (set for Hurricane Irma) until the end of the year December 31, 2017. Therefore, services rendered between September 6 and December 31, 2017, will be handled as exceptions.
For supplies and medications:
  • The Health Plan will waive refill-too-soon limitations for members who are unable to use the mail order service for refills, or for lost or destroyed medications.
  • For questions or concerns, members of the High Option are encouraged to call 1-800-222-2798; Consumer Driven Option members should call 1-800-718-1299.

Emergency resources – California wildfires

These resources may be of assistance in locating and receiving aid during the wildfires in California.

Twitter

https://twitter.com/CAL_FIRE

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaOES

Current fire incidents

http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents

Fire maps

https://fsapps.nwcg.gov/afm
http://www.calfire.ca.gov/general/firemaps
http://www.esri.com/services/disaster-response/wildfire

Evacuation information

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/12/05/ventura-fire-map-thomas-fire-mandatory-evacuations
http://abc7.com/thomas-fire-evacuations-school-road-closures-list/2739409
https://www.lacity.org/blog/skirball-fire-emergency-updates-information
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-fire-santa-clarita-20171205-story.html
http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-southern-california-wildfires-live-updates-htmlstory.html
http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-southern-california-wildfires-live-creek-fire-evacuation-areas-1512491275-htmlstory.html
http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/05/us/ventura-county-fire-california/index.html
https://weather.com/news/weather/video/thousands-evacuated-from-wildfires-in-ca

County information

Los Angeles County
https://www.fire.lacounty.gov

Ventura County
http://readyventuracounty.org

Red Cross

Red Cross – Ventura County
836 Calle Plano
Camarillo, CA 93012
805-987-1514
http://www.redcross.org/local/california/central-california/about-us/locations-contact

Red Cross – Los Angeles County
11355 Ohio Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90025
310-445-9900
http://www.redcross.org/local/california/los-angeles

Local Red Cross locator

http://www.redcross.org/find-your-local-chapter

Local Salvation Army locator

http://www.salvationarmyusa.org

Red Cross smartphone apps

Apps will update people on current emergency situations and provide information on safety during a disaster.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.arc.fa&hl=en
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/first-aid-by-american-red/id529160691?mt=8

United Way 2-1-1

Los Angeles County
P.O. Box 726
San Gabriel, CA 91778
800-339-6993
https://www.211la.org

Ventura County

Address will be disclosed to the client only
800-339-9597
http://www.211ventura.org

Los Angeles County Emergency Management

200 N. Spring Street, Room 1533
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-484-4800
http://emergency.lacity.org

Ventura County Emergency Management

800 S. Victoria Avenue, Suite L3450
Ventura, CA 93009
805-654-2551
http://www.vcsd.org/oes.php#

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

500 C Street Southwest
Washington, DC 20472
800-621-FEMA
http://www.fema.gov

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)

3650 Schriever Avenue
Mather, California 95655
916-845-8396
http://www.caloes.ca.gov

Wildfire preparedness and management

http://www.readyforwildfire.org
https://www.wildlandfirersg.org/Explore/Resources-and-Tools
http://www.californialandcan.org/Plumas/Wildfire-Resources
https://www.ready.gov/wildfires
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/wildfires/index.html

Find and contact loved ones

The American Red Cross Safe and Well website is a free public reunification tool that allows individuals and organizations to register and post messages to indicate that they are safe, or to search for loved ones. The site is always available and open to the public and available in Spanish. Registrations and searches can be done directly on the website. Messages exist in both Spanish and English. To speak with someone at the American Red Cross concerning a missing friend or relative, please contact 1-800 REDCROSS OR 1-800-733-2767, choose option 1.
http://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/contact-and-locate-loved-ones

As an additional resource, we have provided the website information for AirBNB and VRBO, which may offer reduced rates for housing in times of disaster.

AirBNB

https://www.airbnb.com/disaster-response

VRBO

https://www.vrbo.com

Download California Wildfires Resource list