Please seek shelter with friends and family first to reserve space for those most in need. Can you offer shelter? If you are not in an evacuation zone, please consider opening your home to others.
Shelters are available to County residents. Please advise staff of any special needs accommodations. Mental Health Services are on site. Pets are allowed, must be under owner’s control or in a carrier.
FEMA Hotel Program: Evacuees may be eligible for a no-cost hotel stay for the duration of their evacuation. For questions about eligibility, call the hotline at (831) 454-2181 or visit any shelter site. Hotel guests must check out within 24 hours of repopulation. For more information or to extend your current stay, visit the California Department of General Services.
CZU Lightning Fire Complex evacuees not yet placed at a hotel may go to https://tinyurl.com/SCCHotel to submit an initial, first time application for hotel program assistance.
Alternately, CZU Lightning Fire Complex evacuees already placed at a hotel may go to https://tinyurl.com/SCCHotelRenewal to request a renewal of their seven-day reservation if they are within 24 hours of their reservation’s check-out date.
|Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 2601 E. Lake Avenue, Watsonville, CA
For information on accommodations, please call 211 or Red Cross at (800)Redcross/(800)733-2767
- If you need assistance evacuating animals, please call 831-454-7200
- Pets may be brought to shelter but must be under owner’s control at all times. A carrier may be helpful
- The Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds currently has capacity to board horses