California Severe Freeze (DR-1267)

Incident period: December 20, 1998 to December 28, 1998
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 9, 1999

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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. -- Free legal assistance is being provided by the Young Lawyers of the California Bar Association to December freeze victims who have difficulty with disaster-related evictions, foreclosures, leases and legal notices. A special toll-free telephone number for legal assistance is now in operation, according to federal and state officials. Persons in need of disaster legal services may call: 1-800-310-7032
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.
April 21, 1999
News Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- A grant of more than $77,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will go towards helping the County of Fresno 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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