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QUAKE DIRECTORY

<i> Compiled by David E. Brady and Stephanie Stassel</i>

Editor’s note: All information subject to change. Call ahead whenever possible.

* FEMA Disaster Hot Line

(800) 525-0321

(800) 660-8005 TDD

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* FEMA 24-Hour Registration Line

(800) 462-9029

(800) 462-7585 TDD

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is operating several local Disaster Aid Centers and Earthquake Service Centers. Programs are being offered to cover earthquake losses to residences, personal property and businesses not covered by insurance or other aid programs.

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Registrants can apply for financial assistance at any center or call the registration line. Be prepared to provide your name, address, Social Security number and those of other occupants in the house at the time of the quake. Centers are open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For locations, call the FEMA disaster hot line.

* Red Cross Hot Line

(213) 739-4543

The Red Cross is operating several local service centers that offer vouchers for food, clothing, temporary housing/rental assistance, help with health/medical needs, urgent household items and some home repairs. Centers are open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For locations, call the Red Cross hot line.

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* Salvation Army 24-Hour Hot Line

(800) 725-9005

The Salvation Army is operating three community services centers 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Quake victims in the following areas may call for an appointment for assistance.

San Fernando: (818) 361-6462

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Glendale: (818) 246-5586

Van Nuys: (818) 781-5739

* Permit Assistance Center

(818) 705-7920, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

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19040 Vanowen St., Reseda

* Los Angeles Housing Department

(213) 847-7368 and (800) 994-4444

* Structure Inspections Hot Line

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(800) 655-4095

City of Los Angeles residents can also call the following numbers in the 213 area code: 237-0920, 237-0921 and 237-1487, and 485-1936, 485-1937, 485-1938, 485-7091, 485-7092, 485-7093 and 485-8573.

* Inspection Placard Information

(800) 890-0223, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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* Possession Recovery Information

(800) 664-2489, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

* Building inspections in other cities and unincorporated areas

Burbank: (818) 953-9541

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Glendale: (818) 548-4830

San Fernando: (818) 898-1227

Santa Clarita: (805) 286-4105

Unincorporated areas in western Los Angeles County: (818) 880-4150

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Unincorporated areas in the Santa Clarita Valley: (805) 253-7211 or (818) 984-0610

* Department of Housing and Urban Development

(800) 347-3739 or (213) 251-7091

To report housing discrimination.

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* Santa Clarita Valley Housing Help Hot Line

(805) 286-1441, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

* California Office of Small Business

(818) 373-7092, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

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14540 Victory Blvd., Suite 206, Van Nuys.

* Metropolitan Transportation Authority: (213) 626-4455 or (800) 2LA-RIDE

* Metrolink: (800) 371-LINK

* Beeline Downtown Shuttle in Glendale: (818) 548-3961

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* Santa Clarita Transit: (805) 294-1287

* Antelope Valley Transit Authority: (805) 267-5900 or (805) 945-9445

* Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs

(800) 897-6677, for residents of the 818, 213 or 310 area codes.

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(800) 873-2233, for residents of the 805 area code.

* Earthquake Fraud Hot Line

(800) 897-6677

* City of Los Angeles Public Works

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(800) 498-CITY

For information on debris pickup and structure demolition.

* Contractors Referral Hot Line

(310) 515-5650

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Free referrals for FEMA or SBA loan applicants through March 31.


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