Supervisor Sue Novasel District V Special Updates - September 21, 2021

September 21, 2021                                                                                                  

Supervisor Novasel

El Dorado County

District V Supervisor, Sue Novasel Special Updates

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2021 Wildfires Virtual Insurance Recovery Forum

Taking the first steps to recovery after a wildfire?

Please join California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara for a 2021 Wildfires Virtual Insurance Recovery Forum. Learn about services and resources available through the Department of Insurance and its partner United Policyholders, that will help you navigate your homeowners insurance recovery efforts including information on how to protect yourself from potential scams. The event will be held on:

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Register in advance for this webinar:

Caldor Fire

Virtual Community Meeting

5:00 p.m. Everyday

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or via Zoom:
Password: 868884

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Highway 50 Open

As of 8:00 this morning, the Highway 50 Corridor Evacuation Order has been downgraded to an Evacuation Warning.

This area is described as beginning 2 miles east of Kyburz on Highway 50 at the 36 Milestone Tract and moving east to the top of Echo Summit. The area where the Evacuation Order is changed to a warning includes all the residences accessed from both sides of Highway 50 in that area. The El Dorado National Forest is still closed and the forest area beyond the cabins in the Highway 50 corridor are still under an Evacuation Order.

Tahoe Magic

Tahoe Magic has been helping families with one time financial crisis assistance for over 27 years. When the pandemic hit the South Lake Tahoe community, Tahoe Magic, a trusted and respected non-profit responded to help our neighbors.  Thanks to community donations and support from Foundations and businesses, we have assisted those impacted with more than $430,000 in shelter and essential need assistance since March of 2020.  What an incredible community to live in!

Now the Caldor Fire has disproportionately affected many with the same circumstance that our pandemic affected.  It has also created extreme financial stress on families that have never before needed assistance.   These neighbors work in our tourist industry, are caregivers, restaurant employees and perhaps our friends and neighbors.  They may be low wage earners and had their hours reduced or eliminated again and were evacuated with no support or  income.  They may have lost their job during this time. 

Tahoe Magic has been helping these families with one-time Caldor Fire shelter assistance to avoid homelessness.  We work in partnership with our referring agencies to identify families in need of help.  Tahoe Magic does not give funds directly to families.  Please consider donating to Tahoe Magic, Box 13070, South Lake Tahoe or at  to leave a donation.  100% of all donations go directly to help our neighbors.   

We are truly Tahoe Strong when we strongly support those that need us.  

Recoovery Info

Caldor Fire Recovery Right of Entry

If your property was damaged in the Caldor Fire you'll want to submit a Right of Entry form to allow the State to clean up your hazardous debris. The more forms submitted, the more funding we'll get from the State and the sooner debris removal can start.

The Right of Entry (ROE) form must be completed for individuals to receive assistance with the Consolidated Debris Removal program conducted by the State. It is the quickest way to begin and move forward with the recovery process. 

The ROE grants State and County government inspectors access to your property to clean up hazardous materials. It allows government agencies to inspect, cut, test, remove, clear and monitor wildfire-generated debris of whatever nature, including but not limited to, burned or partially burned structures, ash, concrete foundations, contaminated soil, vehicles, trailers, waste or other debris, and hazard trees from the Property. 

The ROE grants the inspectors the right to determine which hazard trees, materials and items on the Property are eligible and will be removed as part of the State's Consolidated Debris Removal Program. Submission of this ROE authorizes the Government to remove wildfire-generated debris of whatever nature including but not limited to burned or partially burned structures, ash, concrete foundations, contaminated soil, vehicles, trailers, waste, hazard trees or other debris from the Property, as part of the Debris and Hazard Tree Removal Program.