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

February 27, 2004
News Release
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- San Luis Obispo County residents who suffered losses due to the December 22 San Simeon earthquake and have not yet applied for federal disaster assistance have only two more weeks to apply. Monday, March 15, is the last day to file applications for most disaster assistance programs. Anyone who experienced any damage should at least register for assistance, officials of federal and state disaster-recovery agencies announced today.
February 25, 2004
News Release
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CalifF. -- Two months after the San Simeon Earthquake of December 22, 2003, local governments, residents, and business owners have made significant strides along the road to recovery. More than 3,000 people have registered for aid since President George W. Bush made assistance available January 13 through a major disaster declaration made at the request of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
February 23, 2004
News Release
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Even though the San Simeon Earthquake happened two months ago, San Luis Obispo County residents are still discovering damage done by the quake to their homes and properties, officials of the federal and state agencies coordinating the San Simeon Earthquake recovery effort said today. These agencies include the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
February 19, 2004
News Release
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- The time for San Luis Obispo County residents who wish to meet with recovery specialists about available assistance for damages resulting from the December 22 San Simeon earthquake is getting shorter, officials of the federal and state agencies coordinating the San Simeon Earthquake recovery effort announced today. 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).
February 17, 2004
News Release
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Individuals in San Luis Obispo County whose work was interrupted by the San Simeon earthquake on December 22, 2003, and who are not eligible for or have exhausted regular unemployment benefits have until February 20, 2004 to apply for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), federal and state disaster-assistance officials announced today.
February 17, 2004
News Release
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Federal and state disaster aid totaling more than $10 million has been approved for individuals and business owners in San Luis Obispo County to date, according to officials of the federal and state agencies coordinating in the San Simeon Earthquake recovery effort. 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).

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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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