California Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides (DR-1628)

Incident period: December 17, 2005 to January 3, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 3, 2006

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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
News Release
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
News Release
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. -- 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 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 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.

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