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California Extreme Fire Hazards (EM-3140)

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Incident period: August 24, 1999 to November 29, 1999
Emergency Declaration declared on September 01, 1999


November 29, 1999 - News Release

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 - News Release

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 - News Release

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.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $51,218,204.06 $50,716,251.84 $12,517.79
Last Updated: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 08:05 (Updated daily)

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