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

February 10, 2005
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- Residents and business owners in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties are encouraged to apply for disaster assistance if they suffered damages or losses as a result of the severe storms which occurred from December 27, 2004 through January 11, 2005. At the same time, federal and state officials are warning that a system is in place to identify fraudulent applicants.
February 10, 2005
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) announced that an additional Local Assistance Center (LAC) will open in Los Angeles County on Saturday, February 12, 2005, to serve those who suffered damages during the severe storms of December 27, 2004 - January 11, 2005. On February 10, 2005, LACs opened in Castaic and North Hollywood. The centers provide people with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with recovery specialists.
February 9, 2005
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) announced that a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Ventura County on Thursday, February 10, 2005, to serve those who suffered damages during the severe storms of December 27, 2004 - January 11, 2005.
February 9, 2005
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) announced that two Local Assistance Centers (LACs) will open in Los Angeles County on Thursday, February 10, 2005, to serve victims who suffered damages during the severe storms of December 27, 2004 - January 11, 2005.
February 7, 2005
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- The U.S. 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) announced that Los Angeles and Ventura County residents and business owners who suffered damages and losses as a result of the severe storms, flooding, debris flows and mudslides which occurred from December 27, 2004 through January 11, 2005 may be eligible for disaster assistance.
February 4, 2005
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush’s major disaster declaration issued for California. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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