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

December 17, 2008
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- Two U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) in Anaheim and Santa Barbara and the federal-state Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Sylmar are closing Friday and reopening mid-January as DLOCs, disaster recovery officials said.
December 11, 2008
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- Rebuilding or repairing a home after a disaster, like the November 2008 wildfires, can be a daunting task. But with the right suggestions, homeowners can build back smarter and stronger. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation specialists will be on-hand at two building supply stores to provide information about ways to rebuild that can reduce the risk from future wildfires and other potential disaster events.
December 11, 2008
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- The Public Assistance application deadline for the November 2008 wildfires is December 17, said Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) officials.
December 10, 2008
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- Alberto Alvarado, district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Los Angeles, Calif. office, announced the federal-state Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Santa Barbara will move to a new location and become an SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 13, 2008.
December 9, 2008
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- Disaster-related aid for necessary expenses and serious needs outside housing assistance may be met through the federal-state Other Needs Assistance (ONA) program. Currently, $244,240 has been approved for California applicants with $233,130 disbursed to nearly 100 recipients. The average ONA grant is $2,500 in this wildfire recovery, federal and state officials said.
December 8, 2008
News Release
PASADENA, Calif. -- Adalberto Quijada, district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Santa Ana, Calif., announced the federal-state Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Anaheim will transition to an SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 13, 2008.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • California, FEMA-1810-DR (PDF 23KB)
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