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2019-01-08 20:39 - 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.

2019-01-08 20:15 - 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.

2019-01-07 17:20 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Malibu Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Los Angeles County will open one hour late today, at 10 a.m., due to inclement weather conditions and road closure on the Pacific Coast Highway.Wildfire survivors are encouraged to use an alternate route when visiting the Malibu DRC today: Take Hwy. 101 to 405 S, take 405 S to I-10 W (Santa Monica Highway). Take Santa Monica Hwy. to Hwy. 1 (Pacific Coast Hwy.) and head north to the DRC.

2019-01-03 20:36 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the November wildfires in Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura counties, may be able to get help paying for some household repairs not usually covered by insurance.Repair or replacement of fire-damaged septic systems and wells may be eligible for grants from the Individual and Households Program (IHP) of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

2018-12-28 23:18 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Wildfire survivors who applied for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and received a letter or text message saying they are ineligible for disaster assistance, should know this first communication may not be the last word.Very often ineligibility can be resolved quickly. In fact, the most common reasons for this determination are:

2018-12-28 00:58 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Hours and days of operation at Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Malibu and Agoura Hills in Los Angeles County will change this weekend. Beginning Saturday, Dec. 29, both DRCs will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Operating hours on New Year’s Eve will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and closed New Year’s Day. The DRCs will continue to be closed Sundays.

2018-12-20 22:13 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The four Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Los Angeles and Butte counties will close early on Monday, Dec. 24 and Monday, Dec. 31, and will be closed all day on Christmas and New Year’s Day. 

2018-12-18 22:34 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Immediately after a disaster, keeping in touch with family is important. It’s also important to keep in touch with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after you have registered for disaster assistance. Many survivors of the November wildfires in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties who were displaced are transitioning from damaged or destroyed homes to hotels and rentals. If you change your address, telephone number, bank account or insurance information, update that information with FEMA immediately.

2018-12-16 11:51 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs) will be visiting six locations in five northern California counties beginning Monday, Dec. 17. The mobile units are a convenience for displaced survivors of the November wildfires who have relocated and are unable to travel to fixed-site Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

2018-12-16 01:32 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Thousand Oaks Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Ventura County will close permanently at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 17. The DRC, located at 173 Moorpark Rd., Suite A, Thousand Oaks, is open today, Saturday, Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday, Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The center will be closed Sunday, Dec. 16.