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

January 3, 2008
News Release
PASADENA, CA -- Individuals who have financial costs as a result of the wildfires have one week remaining to register for federal and state assistance, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES).
December 30, 2007
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- The deadline for Southern California residents to apply for federally-funded Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008. The program is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and claims are processed through the California Employment Development Department (EDD).
December 28, 2007
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- There are less than two weeks left to apply for federal and state disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the State of California. The deadline to apply for federal and state disaster assistance is at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008. Individual assistance continues to be provided for residents with property damages from the wildfires. Here is a summary of disaster assistance funding:
December 19, 2007
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- All disaster assistance centers will close for the holidays. Centers that are scheduled to reopen will operate as Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOC) run by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The Malibu Bluffs center, located at the Malibu Public Library, 23519 W. Civic Center Way, Malibu, will close Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. Anyone wishing to check on the status of their application may call the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585.
December 19, 2007
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- In less than three weeks, the final day to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and for disaster-related unemployment assistance through the California Employment Development Department will be here. FEMA's Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Hall said the deadline for Southern California residents to apply for disaster assistance for damages or losses caused by wildfires is at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2008.
December 18, 2007
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- This holiday season several thousand families in Southern California may have found in their stockings lumps of coal that signify the loss of their homes or businesses from recent wildfires. However, a precious gift is being offered to many of these families to help them replace the lumps with meaningful gifts.

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How to Apply for Assistance

» Apply Online
» Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) / 1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

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» Individual Assistance
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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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