California Severe Storms, Flooding, Debris Flows, and Mudslides (DR-1577)

Incident period: December 27, 2004 to January 11, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 4, 2005

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 9, 2005
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- Only one week remains for individuals and business owners in the eight California counties designated for individual assistance to call and apply for state and federal aid to replace losses from the severe storms, flooding, debris flows and mudslides that occurred Dec. 27, 2004 through Jan. 11, 2005. The deadline to call and apply for disaster assistance is Monday, May 16, 2005. The eligible counties are Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura.
March 31, 2005
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) will open a Disaster Recovery Center in Santa Barbara, Calif. on Friday, April 1, 2005. The Disaster Recovery Center will serve residents who suffered damages during the severe storms of December 27, 2004 – January 11, 2005. The center will remain open through close of business Thursday, April 7, 2005 when it will become a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster office. The center is located at:
March 25, 2005
News Release
Pasadena, Calif. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) announced that a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Anaheim on Monday March 28, 2005, to serve residents who suffered damages during the severe storms of December 27, 2004 - January 11, 2005. The Anaheim DRC will remain open through close of business April 6, 2005 and will operate Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Beginning Monday, April 11, this center will become a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster Office.
March 24, 2005
News Release
Pasadena, Calif. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) announced that Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will open in Oceanside on Monday March 28, and in San Diego on March 31, to serve residents who suffered damages during the severe storms of December 27, 2004 - January 11, 2005.
March 24, 2005
News Release
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) announced that Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will open in Riverside and Kern Counties on Thursday March 24, 2005, to serve residents who suffered damages during the severe storms of December 27, 2004 – January 11, 2005. The Riverside DRC will open March 24 through close of business April 2, 2005 and will only operate on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The Kern DRC will open Thursday, March 24 through close of business on March 30, 2005.
March 23, 2005
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced it has earmarked an additional $1.2 million for flood control work, bringing total federal funding of repairs to public works facilities affected by the storms in San Bernardino County to $7 million.

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