January 16, 2020 Dear Fellow Californians: We at FEMA are committed to our mission of helping people before, during and after disasters. When wildfires raged throughout our state in 2015, 2017 and 2018, we stood with you and helped manage the disasters.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It has been 100 days since the devastating October wildfires in Northern California and Orange County. As of close of business Jan. 16 FEMA and the State have provided the following to survivors:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Sonoma County will be closed Dec. 23-25 in observance of the holiday weekend.The centers will reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 26, and remain open through Thursday, Dec. 28, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Both centers will close permanently at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 28.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Survivors of the October wildfires may still be able to qualify for disaster assistance even if they receive a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) saying they are not eligible.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Just over two months after the most destructive fires in state history hit Northern California, which destroyed 8,900 structures and damaged thousands more, the debris-removal program has passed a major milestone: To date, debris-removal operations teams have moved more than 573,000 tons.
SACRAMENTO – California homeowners and renters who have registered for disaster assistance with FEMA following the October wildfires are encouraged to stay in touch as their applications are processed.Housing help, home repairs and various other types of aid may be available to applicants in Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Sonoma and Yuba counties who qualify because of damage or loss.
SACRAMENTO – Residents who lost their homes in the October wildfires will have a new tool to track the progress of debris removal in their communities.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), with the support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has launched a website designed to give a quick view of the status of debris removal by parcel in Lake, Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma counties.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Lake County will close at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.The DRC, jointly operated by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is located at the Clearlake Senior Community Center at 3245 Bowers Ave. in Clearlake.The center will remain open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 8, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9.
SACRAMENTO – If you or someone you know is looking for a full-time job, FEMA is looking to hire across a wide range of specialties.FEMA wants to hire local talent to fill a number of positions to continue the work begun after the October wildfires. Temporary full time positions include logistics, administrative support, applicant services specialists and voluntary agency liaisons.