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.
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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).
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – If you applied for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and received a letter or text message saying you were not eligible for disaster aid, you should know that the first communication may not be the last word. There may be an easy-to-resolve reason why some wildfire survivors received a notice stating that they are ineligible for assistance.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – State and federal recovery officials urge California residents to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals who may try to prey on survivors of the Camp, Hill and Woolsey wildfires.Common post-disaster fraud practices include: