California Earthquake (DR-1505)

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

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January 30, 2004
News Release
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Federal and state disaster officials urge 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 to apply for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA).
January 21, 2004
News Release
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) are opening Disaster Recovery Centers this week at five San Luis Obispo County locations: Atascadero, Cambria, Morro Bay, Oceano, and Paso Robles.
January 20, 2004
News Release
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) are urging San Luis Obispo County residents and business owners who suffered damages and losses as a result of the magnitude 6.5 earthquake beginning December 22 to register for assistance as soon as possible.
January 20, 2004
News Release
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will have two-person applicant information teams going from door-to-door in San Luis Obispo County tomorrow, Wednesday, January 21. The teams will hand out information regarding the FEMA toll-free registration number. They also will answer any individual questions regarding the registration process. All FEMA team members will have official photo credentials.
January 13, 2004
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has declared a major disaster for California, opening the way for the use of federal disaster funds to help people and communities recover from the effects of the earthquake that struck the state in late December.

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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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