California Severe Freeze (DR-1689)

Incident period: January 11, 2007 to January 17, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 13, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 23, 2007
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- State and federal officials have approved nearly $23 million in disaster aid for farm workers, others who provide services to the farming community and business owners who suffered $1.4 billion in damages during the January freeze 2007. To date, more than 9,000 Californians have applied for freeze-related unemployment benefits. The deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance is Friday, May 25, 2007.
May 15, 2007
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- Time is running out for people to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance for wages lost because of California's crop freezes in January, state and federal officials said. The deadline to apply is May 25, 2007. Workers who lost income as a result of the January freeze in the 16 counties with federal disaster declarations may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.  
May 10, 2007
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- Funds continue to flow to the areas and people impacted by the January 2007 freeze, according to officials of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Office of Emergency Services (OES), Employment Development Department (EDD) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
May 4, 2007
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- Californians affected by the January 2007 freeze may qualify for a variety of federal disaster assistance programs. Those who lost work because of the freeze in federally declared counties may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). The declaration also authorizes federal food commodity assistance in 15 of the declared counties. Disaster loans are available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Small Business Administration. How do I apply for DUA?
May 4, 2007
News Release
PASADENA, CA. -- Californians affected by the January 2007 freeze may qualify for a variety of federal disaster assistance programs. Those who lost work because of the freeze in federally declared counties may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). The declaration also authorizes federal food commodity assistance in 15 of the declared counties. Disaster loans are available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Small Business Administration. How do I apply for DUA?
April 26, 2007
News Release
PASADENA, Ca -- The U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES), and the California Employment Development Department (EDD) announced today that Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is now available to workers in Kings, Madera, Merced, and Stanislaus Counties who have lost their jobs because of the damaging freeze conditions in January.

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