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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.

2019-06-12 23:40 - News Release

The work being done on the Camp Fire recovery 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 report to address the most prominent falsehoods. MYTH: Why won’t FEMA give me a new house?

2019-06-07 16:01 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Immediate Disaster Case Management (IDCM) is a federal program that assists disaster survivors with resources they may not realize are available. The staff works one-on-one with survivors to identify resources for unmet, disaster-related needs and to also assist with a personalized disaster recovery plan. The program is free of charge and available to any Camp Fire survivor.