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2019-04-18 17:34 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In the months following one of the worst wildfire seasons in California history, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have approved nearly $500 million in grants and low-interest disaster loans to assist fire survivors in their recovery.

2019-02-26 21:18 - News Release

WASHINGTON - FEMA Administrator Brock Long announced that the federal cost-share for three major disaster declarations caused by wildfires in 2018 has increased from 75 to 90 percent for debris removal and emergency protective measures.

2019-02-26 01:06 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Butte County Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Chico and Paradise will be closed today and tomorrow due to incoming severe weather conditions. If assistance is needed, survivors are encouraged to communicate with FEMA via DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). Multi-lingual operators are available, with toll-free numbers open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (PST).

2019-02-25 17:36 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) presently operated by the State of California and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Chico and Paradise will cease operating at the close of business Friday, March 1.

2019-02-21 00:38 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Federal, state and local partners have collaborated to provide direct housing solutions to individuals and families most severely impacted by the 2018 California wildfires. The following questions and answers address common questions regarding MHUs and FEMA group sites. 1. Q: Who is eligible to reside in a FEMA temporary group site community?A: An individual must meet general conditions to be eligible to receive FEMA housing assistance:

2019-02-19 18:03 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thousands of homes and businesses burned in mid-November as wildfires spread through portions of Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Countless other structures were damaged — many so severely as to make them uninhabitable. As recovery efforts continue throughout the damaged areas, free advice is available to those beginning to repair or rebuild their homes and businesses.

2019-02-12 17:06 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Operating hours of the two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Butte County will change starting Saturday, Feb. 16. The new hours of operation will be:Creative Learning Center 1080 Ewald Ct. Paradise, CA 95969 Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2019-02-11 23:42 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thousands of homes and businesses burned in mid-November as wildfires spread through portions of Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Countless other structures were damaged — many so severely as to make them uninhabitable. As recovery efforts continue throughout the damaged areas, free advice is available to those beginning to repair or rebuild their homes and businesses.

2019-02-08 15:43 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – More than 27,000 households have applied for federal disaster assistance, but the deadline is approaching for survivors of the wildfires in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties. One week remains to register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).The deadline is Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.

2019-02-05 18:46 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thousands of homes and businesses were burned and countless structures damaged throughout Ventura and Los Angeles counties during the Hill and Woolsey wildfires.As recovery efforts continue throughout the damaged areas, free advice is available concerning vegetation planting and landscaping, along with repairing or rebuilding homes and businesses to make them better, stronger, safer and less susceptible to the next disaster.