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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.

2019-01-28 19:54 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Californians remember well the Thomas Wildfire of December 2017 — at the time the most destructive and deadliest fire in the state’s history. Early the next month, an intense storm dropped four inches of rain on Montecito and other parts of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.Mud and debris flows up to 15 feet high moved downstream, pushing boulders and branches in their path at speeds of up to 20 mph. A 30-mile stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway was closed to traffic, buried under two feet of mud and debris.

2019-01-24 23:46 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – More than 26,000 households have applied for federal disaster assistance, but time is running out for survivors of the wildfires in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties who have not yet done so. Only one week remains to register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 is the last day to register. 

2019-01-22 23:17 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thousands of homes and businesses were burned to the ground 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.

2019-01-22 23:13 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thousands of homes and businesses were burned to the ground 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.

2019-01-22 23:10 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thousands of homes and businesses were burned to the ground 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.

2019-01-22 19:59 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The third Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Butte County is opening in Paradise tomorrow to provide residents impacted by the California wildfires with selected state and federal disaster resources. The DRC will open at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Closed Sundays. The Paradise DRC is located at:

2019-01-19 01:02 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is looking for California residents to assist in the disaster recovery effort in the aftermath of the Camp, Hill and Woolsey Wildfires in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties.California residents who wish to apply for a job with FEMA should create a profile at USAjobs.gov. Many jobs will be opening in the coming weeks and months. Jobs will be posted for seven days only. Search key words: "FEMA Local Hire" and location: "California."

2019-01-16 22:37 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Workers and self-employed wildfire survivors who lost their jobs or businesses or had their work hours substantially reduced because of the fires, may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). In addition, small businesses that, because of the fires, are struggling to maintain a reasonable working capital position during the recovery period, may be eligible for a low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).