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2019-09-05 22:47 - News Release

The recovery work being done after the Camp Fire is enormous. It is also very complicated due to the magnitude of the devastation. These complications, in turn, create misconceptions that can be spread through the news and social media, making it difficult to separate myth from fact. In an effort to minimize survivors’ confusion and frustration, FEMA is issuing this Fact Sheet. MYTH: Survivors can sublet their FEMA housing unit to another tenant once they find permanent housing.

2019-08-23 16:11 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California wildfire survivors from across the state affected by last year’s Camp, Hill and Woolsey fires may still be looking for assistance for various unmet needs. Necessities like food, clothing, health services, employment, crisis counseling, legal assistance and much more are still available from a variety of nonprofit services throughout the state. Here is a partial list of agencies and the assistance each has to offer: Nonprofit Resources

2019-08-14 00:33 - News Release

The recovery work being done after the Camp Fire is enormous. It is also very complicated due to the magnitude of the devastation. These complications, in turn, create misconceptions that can be spread through the news and social media, making it difficult to separate myth from fact. In an effort to minimize survivors’ confusion and frustration, FEMA is issuing this Fact Sheet. MYTH: FEMA housing should be used to assist the pre-disaster homeless population.

2019-07-29 17:29 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – More than $500 million in federal grants and loans has been disbursed to homeowners, renters and businesses in California since wildfires ravaged the area last November.

2019-07-26 00:27 - News Release

The recovery work being done after the Camp Fire is enormous. It is also very complicated since devastation on this scale has never before happened in the State of California. These complications, in turn, create misconceptions that are sometimes spread via social and news media making it difficult to separate myth from fact. In an effort to set the record straight and minimize survivors’ confusion and frustration, FEMA is issuing this weekly Fact Sheet to address the most prominent falsehoods.

2019-07-24 20:19 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 is a day thousands of California residents will never forget. It’s the day three separate wildfires ignited in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Less than a week later, President Trump signed a disaster declaration, providing for federal assistance to California for what became the most deadly fire in the state’s history.

2019-07-20 00:30 - News Release

The recovery work being done after the Camp Fire is enormous. It is also very complicated since devastation on this scale has never before happened in the State of California. These complications, in turn, create misconceptions that are sometimes spread via social and news media making it difficult to separate myth from fact. In an effort to set the record straight and minimize survivors’ confusion and frustration, FEMA is issuing this weekly Fact Sheet to address the most prominent falsehoods.

2019-07-16 01:38 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Recovery continues for California communities impacted by the Camp, Hill and Woolsey wildfires, which all started November 8, 2018. FEMA has now approved $76,755,681 to reimburse the State for emergency protective measures performed by the California Department of Forestry and Fire (Cal Fire) for costs associated with battling last November’s wildfires under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

2019-06-26 22:02 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Disasters can create chaos and confusion. If you aren’t prepared when an emergency happens, you’ll be forced to make decisions in circumstances that could further compromise your safety. It doesn’t matter if it’s extreme heat, power shutdowns or wildfires; the more prepared you are the better. Having a well-rehearsed disaster plan can protect you, your loved ones…your pets. Both FEMA and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) have tools to help.

2019-06-24 17:57 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Individuals and families who lost their homes in last November’s Camp Fire are beginning to move back to the burn area. FEMA has leased space at the first available commercial housing site located within the burn area. Survivors will start moving into their new FEMA travel trailers the week of June 24th.