Trona Earthquake Update No. 5

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first district supervisor robert lovingood

Trona Earthquake Update 5

  • San Bernardino County, State and Federal agencies turned out in full force July 11 for a Trona Town Hall meeting. Several hundred Trona residents were briefed on relief efforts and resources.
  • The Local Assistance Center at Trona High School is a one-stop location is currently providing resources for free.  Services include: childcare, housing resources, clothing and food vouchers, counseling services, resources for the elderly and disabled adults, insurance assistance and more. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
  • Water has been restored to all areas of Trona. Boil Water Advisory orders remain in place.
  • Dumpsters for household trash only will be available at the Library, 82805 Mountain View St. and at the Sanitation Station, 13177 Trona Road. Inspectors will be on site.
  • Residents with Access and Functional Needs (AFN) can call Victor Valley Transit Authority at (760) 947-5719 extension 141 to schedule pickups at Trona High School, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • To report damage or specific needs, please contact the San Bernardino County Emergency Operations Center at 909-356-3998 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Multiple County Departments continue their response to provide the residents of Trona and surrounding communities’ water and other essential services.
  • The San Bernardino County Fire, Office of the Fire Marshal is continuing to conduct damage assessment in the Trona Area. FEMA officials will be conducting damage assessments to determine overall needs. This initial assessment will not include meetings with individual property owners.
  • Supervisor Lovingood continues to talk with federal and state officials on needs in Trona.
  • Hotline Numbers
  • County Services Hotline - 877-410-8829
  • Southern California Edison (SCE) Disaster Support Hotline - 800-250-7339
  • Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Gas Restoration
  • San Bernardino County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) in coordination with local faith based organizations are distributing goods and pet food to earthquake affected Trona residents:
  • Christian Fellowship of Trona83435 Trona Rd.
  • First Baptist Church of Searles Valley  84661 Trona Rd.
  • New Hope of Searles Valley Foursquare Church 82194 4th St. Trona
  • United States Postal Service reports that home-to-home delivery of mail is being provide by carrier. Residents with post office boxes will still have to go to the Ridgecrest Post Office. The Trona Post Office is closed until further notice.
  • As of 10 a.m. Thursday, the following is being delivered to Trona High School:
    • 2,000 pounds of ice 7/11/2019
    • 3,000 pounds of ice scheduled for  7/12/2019
    • 3,000 pounds of ice scheduled for 7/13/2019

USGS: Less than 1 percent chance of another magnitude 7.1 quake


The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the current forecast, during the week beginning on July 8, 2019, there is less than a 1 percent chance of one or more aftershocks that are larger than magnitude 7.1, and an 8 percent chance of a magnitude 6 or larger aftershock. Smaller earthquakes are likely during the next week, with 55 to 120 magnitude 3 or greater aftershocks. Magnitude 3 and above earthquakes are large enough to feel near the epicenter. 

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