Returning to your Property
Solano County appreciates your patience while we worked to make burnt areas accessible for return. We know this has been a traumatic experiences for you and that you’ve been eager to return to your property. For your safety, as you drive to your property, please be aware of road hazards, follow posted signs, and respect barricades. If your home was destroyed, damaged, or you live near homes that burned, please be aware of hot spots that can flare up without warning, hazardous materials, and structural damage on your property that could pose serious threats to your health and safety.
There is so much to do when you first return home after a disaster, it can be overwhelming. But if you make a plan, work carefully, and keep yourself safe and healthy, you will make progress. Here are some tips for getting started, along with some possible problems to watch out for.
Be safe. Be smart. Be patient.
Be Proactive about Stress
This is a time of emotional and physical stress. Look after yourself and your family during cleanup and repairs.
- Keep a manageable schedule. Make a list and do one job at a time.
- Rest often and remember to eat.
- Even when there is rebuilding or cleanup to be done, playtime with children is time well spent.
Get the Essentials
When you shop or ask for clothing or personal items from relief workers, imagine that you’re preparing for a camping trip.
- Underwear (or diapers for the baby)
- Shoes and socks
- Personal care items like toothbrush and toothpaste, soap, deodorant
- Towels and washcloths