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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).

2019-01-16 22:32 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – All Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in California will be open normal hours of operation on Monday, Jan. 21, the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The DRCs are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. They are located at: Butte CountyChico Mall – Former Sears1982 E. 20th St.Chico, CA 95928

2019-01-16 18:21 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) repair andrebuild workshops at Lowe’s stores in West Hills and Ventura beginning tomorrow will startlater than previously scheduled. Due to adverse weather conditions and resulting roadwaytraffic, all workshops will begin at 9 a.m. Depending on the day of the week, the programs werepreviously scheduled to begin at 7 or 8 a.m.

2019-01-16 02:33 - News Release

 SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Malibu Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Los Angeles County will close permanently at 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18. Until then, the center, at the Malibu Courthouse, 23525 Civic Center Way, Malibu, will be open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 pm. DRCs are jointly operated by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). DRCs offer information concerning resources available to homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the wildfires.