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

March 17, 2005
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that Kern, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Santa Barbara counties have also been determined eligible for federal disaster aid to help residents recover from the severe storms, flooding, debris flows and mudslides which occurred from December 27, 2004 through January 11, 2005.
March 15, 2005
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- Federal and State disaster officials announced today that the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Oak View will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) office beginning on Tuesday, March 22. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (0ES), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and SBA officials opened up the DRC to provide one-stop, face-to-face assistance and disaster information to individuals and businesses who suffered damage as a result of the severe storms of December 27 through January 11.
March 15, 2005
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced $6.4 million as reimbursement under the Public Assistance program to the County of San Bernardino for eligible costs incurred in cleaning debris basins following the storms of December 27 – January 11, 2005.
March 9, 2005
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- Those who suffered damages or losses from storms during the period December 27, 2004 through January 11, that are not covered by insurance should first call FEMA’s Helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)—TTY 1-800-462-7585. FEMA operators can answer residents’ questions promptly and efficiently.
March 3, 2005
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- Local public agencies and certain non-profits that need Public Assistance grants to rebuild infrastructure and property damaged or destroyed by the severe storms of December 27 through January 11 must submit their Request for Public Assistance (RPA) forms to the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) no later than Monday, March 7 at 5 p.m. to qualify. Under the Presidential declaration of February 4, the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura are eligible for Public Assistance.
February 25, 2005
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- To meet the current needs of the community, the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and State disaster recovery officials announced today that the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Calabasas will remain open as an SBA Disaster Office, and an additional SBA Office will open in Lancaster.

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