California Extreme Fire Hazards (EM-3140)
Incident period: August 24, 1999 to November 29, 1999
Emergency Declaration declared on September 1, 1999
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
November 29, 1999
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- All victims of the recent wildfires are urged to register for federal assistance, since they may not be aware of the assistance programs available, according to officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES). Under FEMA's temporary housing assistance program, those residents who were displaced by the August - October fires in the counties of Butte, San Bernardino, Shasta and Yuba may be eligible for assistance.
November 22, 1999
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- During the next two weeks, the hours of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's teleregistration number will be extended to assist those who need to apply for assistance. "We want to be available for those fire victims who work during the day and may not be able to register for assistance during regular business hours," said Mark Ghilarducci, FEMA's federal coordinating officer. "We want to encourage people to call as soon as possible if they've been affected by the recent fires, because the sooner they call, the sooner we can help them."
November 19, 1999
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- To make it easier for fire victims to understand the recovery process, and get information about the various federal assistance available, federal information centers will open in the affected areas.
September 7, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Interagency Fire Center (www.nifc.gov) reports firefighters in southern California are mopping up the state's largest blaze this morning, while wildfires continue to burn over many parts of California and the Pacific Northwest.
September 3, 1999
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- The counties of San Bernardino and Plumas have been added to the Presidential emergency declaration arising from the current and recent spate of California wildfires, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). A total of six counties have been designated under President Clinton's emergency declaration of September 1, which specified the counties of Butte, Shasta, Tehama and Tuolumne - all in the northern part of the state.
September 3, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Interagency Fire Center reports firefighters continue to battle major wildfires in California.