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April 12, 2006
News Release
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- State and federal assistance to Californians affected by the December-January severe storms and flooding has reached more than $35 million, state and federal officials announced today. As of April 4, the end of the 60-day registration period established when President Bush declared a major disaster for California on February 3, 2006, 5,124 people registered for federal and state assistance..
March 28, 2006
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State and federal recovery officials have approved more than $1.7 million in grants to reimburse California local governments for eligible disaster related costs associated with December-January flooding, it was announced today. "The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides 75 percent -- $1,319,627 - of the $1.7 million," said Federal Coordinating Officer Tom Davies of FEMA. The Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), provides 18.75 percent --$329,906 -of the $1.7 million grant amount and local recipients add 6.25 percent -- $109,969.
March 27, 2006
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Only one week remains for Californians who have yet to register for federal and state disaster assistance for damage suffered in the December-January flooding. ?The deadline to register is Tuesday, April 4,? said Federal Coordinating Officer Tom Davies of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
March 20, 2006
News Release
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The assistance center in Placerville will permanently close its doors at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, state and federal disaster recovery officials announced today. The center, located at 330 Fair Lane in Placerville, is staffed by federal, state, local officials and by volunteer agencies that provided information and answered questions for residents who registered for disaster assistance for damage suffered in the December-January flooding.
March 20, 2006
News Release
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Only two weeks remain for Californians who have yet to register for federal and state disaster assistance for damage suffered in the December-January flooding. “We will continue to process existing assistance applications, but the deadline to register is Tuesday, April 4,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Tom Davies of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
March 18, 2006
News Release
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Home Depot, Inc.and Lowe’s Companies, Inc. will partner in sponsoring mitigation education exhibits at Home Depots and Lowe’s home repair stores located in Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties, “We encourage those who are doing repairs of disaster damaged homes to come by and visit our representatives that offer advice on ways to build back with more disaster resistant measures,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Tom Davies of FEMA.
March 17, 2006
News Release
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- State and federal assistance to Californians affected by the December-January severe storms and flooding has reached more than $12 million, state and federal officials announced today. As of March 15, more than 4,400 people have registered for federal and state assistance online at www.fema.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. Both phone lines are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The last day to register is April 4, 2006
March 14, 2006
News Release
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The disaster assistance center in Grass Valley will permanently close its doors at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18, state and federal disaster recovery officials announced today. The center, located at 12548 Loma Rica Drive, is staffed by federal, state, local officials and by volunteer agencies that provided information and answered questions for residents who registered for disaster assistance for damage suffered in the December-January flooding.
March 13, 2006
News Release
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The assistance center in South Lake Tahoe will close March 15, but reopen in the same location as a Nevada County/South Lake Tahoe local assistance facility March 20 through 22, city, county, state and federal disaster recovery officials said today. The assistance center in Placerville -- staffed by federal, state and local officials and by volunteer agencies -- will remain open from March 16 through March 25.
March 13, 2006
News Release
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Some Californians have expressed concern that state and federal disaster grants might cause them to sacrifice Social Security benefits, pay additional taxes, or give up income-based benefit programs, but state and federal officials say that concern is unfounded. Henry Renteria, state coordinating officer and director of the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), said "A state or federal grant to individuals does not add to their taxable income, as long as the grant is given as assistance to recover from a disaster."

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