Cal OES Aids Mono County Families During and After Recent Storms


Following historic February and March severe storms that impacted communities statewide, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) continues to facilitate ongoing recovery efforts in Mono County.

In particular, the state coordinated with local and federal partners to not only ensure comprehensive response efforts in Mono County during the storms but also work diligently to provide families with recovery aid.

Two individuals stand in the snow next to a collapsed structure. They both wear jackets that read "RIVERSIDE CA-TF6 URBAN SEARCH & RESCUE"

Rapid Response Teams deployed by Cal OES search a collapsed parking structure in Mammoth Lakes.



Leading up to the February and March storms, Cal OES worked through the California Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid system to preposition vital resources to help local first responders provide assistance to meet community needs. Ultimately, nearly 58 feet of snow fell in Mono County following these extreme weather events.

The teams deployed through Cal OES proved vital as they worked alongside local, state and federal partners to safeguard lives and secure communities in the resilient Mammoth Lakes community.

Fire crews search an exploded home in the snow. One member stands above the rest in a blue uniform and helmet.

Urban Search and Rescue teams from Cal OES search an exploded condominium complex.



At the height of the February and March storms in Bridgeport, Cal OES and state partners deployed rapid response teams to help the community, including bringing essential supplies by helicopter and plowing the roads and highways. Now that recovery has begun, Cal OES is bringing direct in-person aid to families while still keeping an eye on possible flooding as the weather warms up.



To provide direct aid to survivors from the February and March storms, two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) have been established in Mono County in Mammoth Lakes and Bridgeport. Residents affected by the disaster can visit in person to understand the different resources available, including aid for homeowners, renters, business owners and auto owners, as well as information on disaster assistance programs.

Helpful information to have when visiting a Disaster Recovery Center:

  • Address of the damaged primary residence
  • Insurance coverage information
  • Current phone number and mailing address
  • Bank account information

To find the nearest Disaster Recovery Center or learn more information, visit: Disaster Recovery Centers Now Open | Cal OES News



Residents and business owners in counties covered in the Presidential Major Disaster Declaration who sustained losses in the designated areas can apply for disaster assistance: