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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.

2019-02-04 19:20 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of California will permanently close the Oroville Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.Disaster Recovery Centers in Paradise and Chico will remain open at:Creative Learning Center1080 Ewald Ct.Paradise, CA 95969

2019-01-31 18:42 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Residents in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties who suffered damages from the Camp, Hill or Woolsey wildfires have 15 more days to register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 is now the last day to register. The State of California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) requested an extension from FEMA, based on continued registrations, which indicate some are still assessing their damage and need additional time to apply for aid.

2019-01-29 22:44 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in Los Angeles County will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) this week.The DRC will cease operations at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Hilton Foundation site located at 30440 Agoura Rd. in Agoura Hills.An SBA DLOC will open at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation WESTLAKE CAMPUS, Suite #116, 1 Dole Dr., Westlake Village, CA 91362 at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 1.

2019-01-29 18:03 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thousands of homes and businesses were burned to the ground in mid-November, as wildfires spread through portions of Ventura, Los Angeles and Butte 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.  

2019-01-29 17:59 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thousands of homes and businesses were burned to the ground in mid-November, as wildfires spread through portions of Ventura, Los Angeles and Butte 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.  

2019-01-28 20:29 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. ─ Disaster Assistance grants should be used only for disaster-related expenses. That’s the word from state emergency management officials at Cal OES and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).While money received from FEMA for repairs to your home due to damage caused by November’s wildfires is tax free and the grants do not have to be repaid, survivors are reminded to use their funds wisely and solely for recovery.