California Earthquake (DR-1505)

Incident period: December 22, 2003 to February 6, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 13, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

March 17, 2004
News Release
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Federal and state disaster aid totaling $20.1 million has been approved for individuals and business owners in San Luis Obispo County to date, according to officials of the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the federal and state agencies coordinating in the San Simeon Earthquake recovery effort
March 16, 2004
News Release
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -? Officials with the state and federal agencies coordinating San Simeon earthquake recovery efforts today reminded Central Coast residents that accurate and timely information on what has happened and what they should do in the minutes and early hours after an earthquake or another emergency is a key to helping ensure their safety.
March 12, 2004
News Release
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- During earthquakes, propane tanks can break free of their supporting legs. When a tank falls, there is always a danger of a fire or an explosion. Even when a tank remains on its legs, its supply line can be ruptured. Escaping gas can then cause a fire. Similar problems can occur with smaller, compressed gas cylinders, which are often stored inside a house or garage.
March 11, 2004
News Release
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif -- Earthquakes strike suddenly, violently, and without warning. Although San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties experienced a damaging earthquake only recently, the sad fact is, another could strike at any moment. Identifying potential hazards ahead of time and advance planning can reduce the dangers of serious injury or loss of life.
March 11, 2004
News Release
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- What steps should you take to ensure the safety of yourself and family members after an earthquake? Officials of the federal and state agencies coordinating the San Simeon Earthquake recovery effort offer the following recommendations to minimize post-earthquake hazards. These agencies include the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Be prepared for aftershocks
March 5, 2004
News Release
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- San Luis Obispo County residents who suffered losses due to the San Simeon earthquake and have not yet applied for federal disaster assistance have only one more week to apply. Monday, March 15 is the last day to file applications for most disaster assistance programs, according to officials of federal and state disaster-recovery agencies.

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Paso Robles, CA January 25, 2004 -- Structures and a vehicle damaged in downtown Paso Robles in the 6.5 San Simeon Earthquake. FEMA Photo/Dane Golden Atascadero, CA January 25, 2004 -- This home slid two feet off its foundation due to the 6.5 San Simeon Earthquake. Photo by Dane Golden / FEMA News Photo

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