California Wildfires (DR-1810)

Incident period: November 13, 2008 to November 28, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 18, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

March 5, 2009
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- More than $32 million in federal and state disaster assistance has been approved for the November wildfires in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and Santa Barbara counties. Disaster assistance funding to date:
February 10, 2009
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- More than $27.6 million in federal and state disaster assistance has been approved for the November wildfires in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and Santa Barbara counties. Here is a summary of disaster assistance funding to date: $24,926,900 - Approved U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster assistance loans to homeowners, renters and business owners. There have been 687 loan applications submitted and 220 approvals completed.
February 2, 2009
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- ?The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is making sure that eligible residents of Oakridge Mobile Home Park have temporary housing while they wait for the park to reopen. Approximately 600 households had to evacuate the park, which has remained closed since fire raced through in mid-November. Approximately 500 manufactured homes were destroyed while about 100 others will be habitable again once the park is able to reopen.
January 16, 2009
News Release
PASADENA, Calif.-- More than 2,400 residents applied for assistance in the weeks since wildfires attacked four California counties. Housing and other disaster-related assistance totaling $ 18,724,156.14 have been approved to date for Southern Californians in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and Santa Barbara. Individual assistance is available for residents with property damages from wildfire. Here is a summary of disaster assistance funding to date:
January 12, 2009
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- Californians who suffered losses from the November wildfires have just one week left to apply for federal and state disaster assistance. Tuesday, January 20, 2009, is the last day to call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll-free number 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA) (TTY 1-800-462-7585) or go online at the new multi-agency disaster help website, www.disasterassistance.gov, to register for assistance.
January 9, 2009
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- Three Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) operated by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will reopen Monday afternoon, January 12, 2009, at their pre-holiday locations in Anaheim, Santa Barbara and Sylmar. A representative of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) also will be at each DLOC, which reopens at 1:00 p.m. Monday and then will be open weekdays and closed on weekends until further notice. However all will be closed Monday, January 19, 2009, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

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