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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.
January 2, 2009
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- Federal and state assistance topped $13.6 million in 2008 for residents who suffered in the November wildfires in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Santa Barbara counties. Assistance is available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) because of the presidential major disaster declaration. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) and the California Department of Social Services also are providing assistance.
December 30, 2008
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- A free hotline is open to provide a variety of legal services to those affected by the Southern California wildfires. The service is provided by the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association in conjunction with the San Fernando Valley Bar Association and the State Bar of California, with some funding by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The toll-free number, 1-888-500-9219, is staffed Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until further notice. However, it will not operate on New Year's Day.
December 23, 2008
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) telephone registration service for the California wildfires disasters will be closed on Christmas and New Year's days. During the rest of the holiday period, telephone registration, 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA), will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., including Saturdays and Sundays. The TTY number is?1-800-462-7585. Online registration is available anytime, including holidays, at www.fema.gov.
December 19, 2008
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- The recent winter rains are an urgent reminder to Californians living in flood-threatened areas that they can reduce future financial losses from flooding by buying flood insurance.

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