February 25, 2024
Residential fences knocked down by flood water on Jan. 22.. Picture by Chris Stone

Town of San Diego will open a Native Help Heart Saturday for residents impacted by flooding in Southeast communities.

The middle, positioned on the Mountain View Neighborhood Recreation Heart, will probably be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Saturday by means of Feb. 9.  

The winter storm that battered the area on Jan. 22 induced flooding in a number of San Diego neighborhoods – Mountain View, Southcrest, Encanto, San Ysidro and different areas.

Mayor Todd Gloria credited San Diego County and the state Workplace of Emergency Companies for opening the middle.

“State and native governments, in partnership with our community-based organizations, are banding collectively at this Native Help Heart to supply the companies that may assist get folks again on their toes,” Gloria stated.

The middle will play host to varied companies offering a wide range of companies:

  • Metropolis of San Diego – the Metropolis Clerk will help with appointments for substitute of passport books and passport playing cards. The Improvement Companies Division will present info and recommendation about what sort of permits are wanted to restore injury and help with functions. The San Diego Housing Fee advise residents on short-term resort stays associated to the latest storms, whereas aides from District Workplaces 4, 8 and 9 will probably be obtainable to serve constituents.
  • County of San Diego – the Assessor’s Workplace will help with declare varieties for property injury of houses and companies of greater than $10,000, and different property tax aid.
  • State of California – varied companies will probably be obtainable to supply steering, together with the Contractors State License Board, California Division of Insurance coverage, Division of Motor Autos, California Division of Tax and Charge Administration, Employment Improvement Division, Franchise Tax Board and Nationwide Flood Insurance coverage.

As well as, a number of non-governmental organizations will probably be readily available, together with 2-1-1, San Diego Gasoline & Electrical, San Diego Humane Society, Crew Rubicon, Feeding America, American Crimson Cross and All Palms All Hearts, together with faith-based organizations that work in catastrophe restoration.

Interpretation will probably be obtainable on the Native Help Heart, together with American Signal Language interpreters on web site.

The county had opened an help heart at the start of the week. Companies proceed to be obtainable on the Spring Valley Library at 836 Kempton St.