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

November 25, 2007
News Release
PASADENA, Calif.?-- Homeowners, renters and businesses affected by the most recent Malibu fire may register for disaster assistance from federal and state agencies along with Southern California residents who lost property during the October/November wildfires.
November 23, 2007
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. ? Chief Frank Twohy and his firefighters helped hold back the recent Coronado Hills fire before it could jump into San Elijo Hills. But they weren?t so fortunate several years ago. After the Harmony Fire claimed 13 square miles and 100 homes near San Diego in 1996, Chief Twohy of the Elfin Forest/Harmony Grove Volunteer Fire Department looked outside his district for guidance to avoid a repeat of that disaster. He found it close to home?and halfway around the world.
November 23, 2007
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- One month after President Bush signed a disaster declaration, $9.7 million is in the hands of California wildfire victims who live in the disaster-designated counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura.
November 21, 2007
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved an $822,438 grant to the California Department of Mental Health for crisis-counseling services for victims of the recent Southern California wildfires in the disaster-affected counties.
November 21, 2007
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- Residents who suffered damages from the Southern California wildfires in the affected counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, San Diego and Ventura now have until January 9, 2008 to apply for federal and state disaster assistance. "During the holidays we know that many have issues to deal with, and it is our hope that extending the deadline until after the New Year will allow a little extra time for those who haven't registered for assistance," said Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Hall.
November 20, 2007
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- Federal and state disaster recovery assistance programs are helping Californians with their recovery from the recent wildfires, and tribal lands in the disaster-declared counties are part of this big picture. An Oct. 24 presidential declaration opened the door to both individual assistance and public assistance in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, San Diego, and Ventura counties, including tribal lands within these counties.?

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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