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

December 4, 2007
News Release
PASADENA, Calif.? -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Running Springs at the Robert Hootman Senior/Community Center, 2929 Running Springs School, will become a U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) on Saturday, Dec. 8. The DRC will transition on Fri., Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. and open as a DLOC on Sat., Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. with hours Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
December 4, 2007
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- The Malibu Bluffs Local Assistance Center, which closed on Friday, will reopen at 10 a.m. Monday as a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC). The new location will be the Malibu Public Library, 23519 W. Civic Center Way. DLOC operating hours will be open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and closed Sundays.
December 3, 2007
News Release
PASADENA, Calif.? -- When the recent wildfires whipped through Southern California, they leveled more than buildings. For more than 2,000 families, the flames destroyed their security - their homes. "We understand how devastating fires can be," said Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Hall of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "Our goal is to make sure that everyone displaced by the fires has a safe and secure place to live."
December 3, 2007
News Release
PASADENA, Calif.? -- The recent wildfires hit remote areas of California hard, compounding challenges faced by disaster victims. One of the thorniest-and perhaps the most critical-is finding safe, affordable housing for everyone affected by the fire. Housing specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) talk with each victim needing housing assistance. Together they review housing in the area and discuss the applicant's long-term housing plans.
November 30, 2007
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- Free professional advice to help home and business owners toughen up their property against fires, storms and other assaults of nature is available through Dec. 13. Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have helped more than 17,000 residents of Southern California learn how to rebuild safer, more fire-resistant homes and businesses after recent wildfire destruction.
November 30, 2007
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- As wet weather arrives, state and federal officials urge Californians affected by the 2007 fires to take precaution against flooding and landslides that may occur as a result of fire-scorched landscapes.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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