California Wildfires (DR-1498)

Incident period: October 21, 2003 to March 31, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 27, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 21, 2003
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- In the wake of October's Southern California wildfires, the purpose of state and federal recovery programs is to provide all the help possible to everyone who is eligible to receive it.
November 21, 2003
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- In response to the public and to meet the needs of the communities, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) announced today that the Disaster Recovery Center in Claremont will remain open as an SBA Disaster Center.
November 20, 2003
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- More state and federal disaster assistance is on its way to help local agencies begin their recovery from the Southern California wildfires. Under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance Program, state and local governments, Native American tribes, and certain private non-profit organizations in the disaster-designated counties may be eligible for assistance in paying for costs incurred in the disaster.
November 19, 2003
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- Southern California wildfire victims who were issued a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster home loan application should complete and return it as quickly as possible. Doing so will ensure that each individual or family is considered for other types of additional assistance after SBA makes a decision on the loan request, federal and state officials said today.
November 18, 2003
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- Do you think your homeowner's policy covers flooding and mudflows? Think again. Homeowner policies do not cover these events. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), offers flood insurance policies for purchase in many local communities, including those impacted by the recent southern California wildfires.
November 18, 2003
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced training sessions for private insurance agents on National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies. The NFIP, by FEMA, offers flood insurance policies for purchase in many local communities, including those impacted by the recent Southern California wildfires.

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