PASADENA, Calif.? -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has positioned a Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) at the Local Assistance Center (LAC) in Santa Barbara. Earlier this week, FEMA deployed MDRCs to LACs in Anaheim Hills and Sylmar.
Santa Barbara residents who suffered damages to their residences from the recent wildfires can go to the LAC to have their recovery questions answered by FEMA, state and local agency representatives and consultants from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
An MDRC is a recreational vehicle with office resources, computers and satellite uplink capabilities that can provide communications support for FEMA and SBA staff working at the LACs.
The FEMA toll-free registration number for federal and state disaster assistance is 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA), (TTY 1-800-462-7585).? Applicants also may register online at www.fema.gov.? Applicants don?t have to visit a LAC to register.
E. Anaheim Gymnasium
8165 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road
Monday-Sunday?? 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.????????????????
Los Angeles County
Sylmar Recreation Center
13109 Borden Ave.
Monday-Sunday?? 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Santa Barbara County
1232 De La Vina St.
Monday - Friday? 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday? 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.