California Wildfires (DR-1731)

Incident period: October 21, 2007 to March 31, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 24, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 24, 2007
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration issued for California. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:
October 24, 2007
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the state of California to help people and communities recover from the effects of wildfires beginning on October 21, 2007, and continuing.
October 24, 2007
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- With the announcement today of a major disaster declaration for California, additional federal assistance will be available for individuals and communities in the seven declared counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • California, FEMA-1731-DR (PDF 49KB)
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