The current storm systems are wreaking havoc around the state, causing damage to both the infrastructure and personal property alike. What can you as a property or homeowner do should you need emergency repairs done ASAP without being taken advantage of or falling victim to scammers? The California Contractors State License Board offers both help in the field during emergencies and online assistance through their website where you can find a licensed reputable contractor.
Helpful Links:After a Disaster Strikes, Don’t Get Scammed – https://www.cslb.ca.
gov/Resources/ GuidesandPublications/ AfterADisasterGuide.pdf10 Tips to Make Sure You Know Your Contractor Measures Up – https://www.cslb.ca.gov/ Resources/ GuidesAndPublications/TenTips.What Seniors Should Know – https://www.cslb.ca.gov/ consumers/hire_a_contractor/ What_Seniors_Should_Know.aspx Reciprocal Classifications Link – https://www.cslb.ca.gov/ Contractors/Applicants/ Reciprocity/Reciprocal_ Classifications_List.aspxClassifications – https://www.cslb.ca.gov/ about_us/library/licensing_ classifications/Find My Licensed Contractor – https://www.cslb.ca.gov/ findmylicensedcontractorCheck a License – https://www.cslb.ca.gov/ OnlineServices/CheckLicenseII/ CheckLicense.aspxCalifornia Board of Equalization Disaster Relief – https://www.boe.ca.gov/ proptaxes/disaster-relief.htm? fbclid=IwAR2KMdxhj-_ MGCzLi9G3JU0U0pL6yb61iu8SN7T- Rh4_iayOHuddLY6wx2U#FAQs
Cyndy Green and Michael Cockrell joined forces in retirement. Their combined skills and knowledge enable them to weave complex issues into informative videos for our Soundings audience.
Cyndy Green began her career as one of the early women behind a camera in TV news. After 28 years in broadcast news and another eight teaching broadcasting, she still can’t live without a camera in hand and an editing computer nearby, so in retirement she continues creating visual stories.
Michael Cockrell’s public service career has included law enforcement, water conservation enforcement, and emergency management. After 35-years at San Joaquin County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES), he retired as Director in December 2017. His OES experience between 1982-2017 included a wide range of emergencies and disasters. He is passionate about educating and informing the public.