The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday opened its local center for people hurt by the Thomas Fire, the Montecito mudflows and other regional disasters. FEMA's Disaster Recovery Center is operating out of the parking lot of the Ventura County Credit Union at 6026 Telephone Road in Ventura. The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. On Saturdays, it's open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and it's closed Sunday.
It's stainless steel, easy to clean, fairly indestructible and this week, it arrived at a park in westside Ventura. The Portland Loo is the newest addition to Kellogg Park, a soon-to-open city park off Ventura Avenue and Kellogg Street. The park will open in the spring. When it does, it will have among its features a playground for tots, a walking path, benches, fresh plantings and a restroom facility.
In the days following a deadly onslaught of mud that hit the coastal town of Montecito, those charged with trying to guard against such a disaster said they did all they could. It was not enough to stop the river of mud, boulders and other debris that raced down steep, burned hillsides. The slide was so enormous the man who oversees water resources for Santa Barbara County did not know what could have been done to lessen it. "How would you hold back a tsunami?"
#FEMA has opened its Disaster Recovery Center in Ventura. It's at the Ventura County Credit Union at 6026 Telephone Road. Help for those impacted by #ThomasFire, #Montecito and other regional disasters is available.
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