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 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.
March 2, 2006
News Release
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- State and federal assistance to Californians affected by the December-January severe storms and flooding has topped $4.8 million, state and federal officials announced today. Nearly 3,800 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.
March 2, 2006
News Release
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The disaster assistance center in Fairfield will permanently close its doors at 2 p.m. Saturday (March 4), state and federal disaster recovery officials announced today. The center at 580 Texas St., staffed by federal, state and local officials and by volunteer agencies, has provided information and answered questions for 159 Solano residents who registered for disaster assistance for damage suffered in the December-January flooding.
March 2, 2006
News Release
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The disaster assistance center in Upper Lake will permanently close its doors at 2 p.m. Saturday (March 4), state and federal disaster recovery officials announced today. The center at 575 E. Hwy. 20, staffed by federal, state and local officials and by volunteer agencies, has provided information and answered questions for residents who registered for disaster assistance for damage suffered in the December-January flooding.
March 1, 2006
News Release
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A disaster recovery center will open at 10 a.m. Monday (March 6) to help El Dorado County residents who suffered damage in the December-January flooding, state and federal disaster recovery officials announced today. The center, at 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, will operate Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will then move to 330 Fair Lane, Placerville, and will be open there from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
February 27, 2006
News Release
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Victims of California's December-January flooding who receive a loan application from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) should take the time to fill it out - even if they don't want a loan, urge disaster recovery officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES). Most of the people who register for assistance online at www.fema.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585 will receive a packet containing the SBA loan application.

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