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August 2, 1999
News Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Victims of the December freeze disaster facing property foreclosure or eviction from their California homes have until Monday, August 9, 1999 to register for help, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES).
July 28, 1999
News Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- A telephone hotline - (800) 310-7032 - for freeze disaster victims seeking free legal assistance will close this Friday, July 30, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Provided by the Young Lawyers of the California Bar Association, the referral hotline is for people who were affected by last December's freeze and, as a result, are having difficulty with evictions, foreclosures, leases and legal notices.
July 8, 1999
News Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- December freeze disaster victims who are facing property foreclosure or eviction from their California homes have one month remaining to register for help, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES). The deadline to apply for mortgage and rental assistance (MRA) is Monday, August 9, 1999.
May 24, 1999
News Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- FEMA representatives remain available at various Disaster Service Centers to answer inquiries from people affected by last December's freeze disaster. Until further notice, FEMA staff will be at:
May 13, 1999
News Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Californians who suffered damages or losses because of the severe freeze in late December may still call for disaster assistance, according to FEMA and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services. Beginning Monday, May 17, and until further notice, FEMA's toll-free Teleregistration lines for freeze victims will operate with a new schedule as follows: 1-800-745-0243, or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY), for people with speech or hearing impairments Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
May 13, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- FEMA's regional office in San Francisco (Region IX) continues to work with state officials on the recovery from last December's severe freeze. As of May 10, 5,316 people have registered for assistance under the Mortgage and Rental Assistance Program and more than $2.5 million has been paid out to 1,591 eligible applications. Between December 20 and 28, 1998, California's San Joaquin Valley farming communities were hit with freezing temperatures that severely impacted the region's crops.
April 27, 1999
News Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- The California disaster declaration made by President Clinton on February 9 pertains only to the severe freeze of December 1998, emphasizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "The disaster applies solely to the 'incident period' of December 20 through 28 that caused problems in eight counties," explained Sam Marquez, deputy federal coordinating officer for FEMA.
April 23, 1999
News Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- People left jobless as a result of last December's severe freeze in eight (8) counties designated as disaster areas have until Friday, April 30 to register for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA).
April 23, 1999
News Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- California freeze disaster victims threatened with property foreclosure or eviction from their homes have received nearly $1.1 million in federal grants to date, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES).
April 21, 1999
News Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- A grant of $21,098 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will go towards helping the County of Tulare provide crisis counseling and mental health services to victims of last December's severe freeze disaster. The counseling program will run through May 17, 1999, according to FEMA and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES). It is available to those affected by the freeze of December 20 through 28, which was declared a disaster by President Clinton.

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