LANCASTER – A local assistance center will open this Friday for people affected by the recent flooding in the Antelope Valley, Los Angeles County officials announced Wednesday.
According to the county Office of Emergency Management, the assistance center will be in the gymnasium of Joe Walker Middle School, located at 5632 West Avenue L- 8.
It will be operational on the following days and times:
- Friday, Oct. 30, from 12 to 6 p.m.;
- Saturday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and
- Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On Oct. 15, a severe storm caused flash floods that led to road closures and damage to many private homes and businesses in the Antelope Valley, particularly in the areas of Lake Elizabeth, Lake Hughes, Leona Valley, Green Valley, and the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale.
“Many people experienced damage to their personal properties and businesses,” said Emily Montanez of the county Office of Emergency Management.
“(The) local assistance center serves as a one-stop shop, where individuals, families and business owners can obtain information on services and assistance from government agencies, utility companies and nonprofits,” Montanez said.
People can also call the toll-free 211 number for emergency preparedness information and other referral services; and they can also visit the website http://211LA.org.
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