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Photo: County crews work to clean up mud flow on Rutherford Road in Ramona, where over 3 inches of rain fell on Sunday.

July 20, 2015 (San Diego) -- The remnants of Hurricane Dolores created record rainfall in San Diego County, taking residents by surprise over the weekend. If your property or small business sustained damage from the weekend’s heavy rains and flooding, the County would like your help to estimate rain damages in our region.

The County Office of Emergency Services is asking storm-affected residents to complete a short damage survey form that will assist the County in collecting damage information and associated costs from the weekend’s heavy rains and flooding.

The information gathered from the surveys will be used to estimate total damages countywide and will determine if enough damages occurred to qualify the region for federal disaster assistance, such as low interest disaster loans from the Small Business Administration for those who are uninsured or underinsured.

Completing the form does not guarantee a disaster declaration, it is not a claim, and it is not a guarantee the property owner will be eligible to receive disaster assistance. For additional information, visit or email

If your property was damaged by the storm and you need immediate assistance, please contact the following agencies:

  • American Red Cross: 858-414-8051
  • Salvation Army: 619-231-6000
  • Other local services may be available through 2-1-1 San Diego.