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In response to the upcoming heat wave, the County of Los Angeles will be operating and expanding several services to help residents beat the heat. Temperatures are expected to exceed 100-degrees in many parts of the County. Residents are urged to stay safe and keep cool. Click here for a list of cooling facilities that are open to all County residents for the duration of the heat wave.


LA County's Mediterranean climate, dry vegetation, and hot, arid "Santa Ana" winds can be a dangerous combination. Learn more about the year-round danger of wildfires and prepare yourself and your family with the Los Angeles County Fire Department's Ready! Set! Go! Wildfire Action Plan.

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Find information to help assess damages and expedite recovery.

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Find assistance from various programs and organizations.

Permits Development/Rebuilding

We can help you find the permit you need to rebuild.
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