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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

Your HR team is providing the information on this page to assist you in case you and your family are affected by a disaster.

California is always susceptible to earthquakes, wildfires, and mudslides, especially in areas affected by recent fires. Here are just a few links that can help in times of crisis.

FEMA
Southern California residents who suffered damage or losses can now register for financial assistance with FEMA. LEARN MORE

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)

Orange County Fire Authority

California Wildfires Resources

211OC Disaster Volunteer Corps
2-1-1 is a central point for public information, including in times of disaster, to help those affected find recovery assistance. Find assistance for housing, groceries, utilities and more.

Chancellor’s Emergency Fund. This fund exists to support UCI faculty, students and staff in times of emergency.

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LAS VEGAS SHOOTING

On Sunday, September 30, 2017, a lone gunman killed 58 people and injured over 500 in a senseless act of violence in Las Vegas, Nevada. The victims were attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival, a three-day country music event. What should have been a celebration of friendship and music turned into America's largest modern day mass shooting. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of those killed, injured, and emotionally affected by this tragedy.

MESSAGE FROM CHANCELLOR GILLMAN

HOW TO HELP & RESOURCES FOR THOSE AFFECTED

HURRICANES RAVAGE U.S.

Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 hurricane, made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast on August 25, 2017. Winds topped 130 MPH, and rainfall of over 50” was recorded in some areas. As of Wednesday, September 6, over 60 people died, and over 30,000 people have been displaced. Recovery is expected to take years.

A week later, on September 6, Category 5 Hurricane Irma, the largest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic, hit the Caribbean, including the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Irma moved on to the Florida Keys, then, slowly weakening, through Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, leaving a swath of destruction estimated at over $15B.

On September 20, Category 4 Hurricane Maria, with sustained winds of 155 MPH – and the most powerful hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in 80 years – has left the entire territory devastated and without power.

It’s never too late to lend a hand. Please read on for ways you can assist fellow Americans in need.

A MESSAGE FROMChancellor Howard Gillman

To the Anteater community:

Once again, we are reminded of the brazen power of Mother Nature with Hurricane Maria and another deadly earthquake in Mexico. Our thoughts, prayers and sincere condolences go out to all who are affected by the severe damage and aftermath of these horrific natural disasters. Many members of our Anteater community have connections to the impacted areas, and we stand with you to offer our sympathy and support.

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RESOURCES

The Federal Trade Commission has information for people who want to help Hurricane Harvey victims, and for those who are dealing with and recovering from its long-term effects. Learn more at www.FTC.gov/weatheremergencies.

Safety and Recovery After a HurricaneProvided by ComPsych, UCI’s Employee Assistance Program, this PDF provides safety tips and precautions.

What happened to my world? Helping children cope with natural disaster and catastrophe. Author Jim Greenman is Senior Vice President of Education and Program Development for Bright Horizons Family Solutions.What happened to my world

On-Demand Webinar. Emotional Resilience in The Aftermath Of Harvey & Irma. Learn more

On-Demand Webinar. Coping With Uncertainty After Hurricane Maria.
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