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

March 8, 2006
News Release
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- State and federal assistance to Californians affected by the December-January severe storms and flooding has exceeded $6.2 million, state and federal officials announced today. To date, 3,973 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. The phone lines are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The deadline to register for assistance is April 4, less than a month away.
March 8, 2006
News Release
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Californians who have disaster-related damage from the December-January storms and flooding should be careful when hiring unknown contractors to clean up and repair their homes and businesses, state and federal disaster recovery officials reminded today. “Scam artists are always ready to capitalize on the misfortune of others,” said State Coordinating Officer Henry Renteria, director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.
March 6, 2006
News Release
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Operations at the disaster assistance center in Yreka have been extended a week. The center is now scheduled to close at 2 p.m. Saturday (March 11), state and federal disaster recovery officials announced today. The center at 1712 Fairlane Rd. is staffed by federal, state and local officials and by volunteer agencies to provide information and answer questions for Siskiyou County residents who registered for disaster assistance for damage suffered in the December-January flooding.
March 6, 2006
News Release
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a toll-free Helpline number that Californians can call to get information about disaster assistance.
March 3, 2006
News Release
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- An assistance center will open Monday (March 6) in Grass Valley to help Nevada County residents who suffered damage in the December-January flooding, state and federal disaster recovery officials announced. The center, a modular structure at 12548 Loma Rica Dr., will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, and will be closed on Sundays.
March 3, 2006
News Release
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has transitioned two Sonoma County Disaster Centers into SBA Outreach Centers (OC). SBA Customer Service Representatives will continue to provide individuals and business owners with face-to-face service in completing their loan applications, answer their questions about SBA's disaster loan program, and explain how an SBA disaster loan can help pay for their disaster losses.

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