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2018-12-10 17:43 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Hours and days of operation at Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Chico and Oroville in Butte County will change this weekend. Beginning Sunday, Dec. 9, both DRCs will be closed on Sundays. Hours of operation will be Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Thousand Oaks DRC in Ventura County will be closed on Sundays, beginning Dec. 9. Hours of operation will remain the same, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2018-12-10 17:33 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its local and state partners are focused on identifying the best housing solutions for survivors of the Camp wildfire in Butte County, California. Solutions include the use of recreational vehicles and manufactured housing units. The Housing Task Force is working diligently to quickly identify and assess potential housing sites in Butte County and surrounding areas.

2018-12-07 16:50 - News Release

Background In this fall’s wildfires, as in most disasters, the majority of people impacted by the disaster will find a housing solution, typically using insurance funds and disaster financial assistance programs. However, some individuals and families seek help in finding safe, secure housing.

2018-12-07 16:28 - News Release

1. What help is there for people who are not United States citizens?

2018-12-06 17:26 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – If you suffered damage or loss from last month’s California wildfires and have not yet applied for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), you should file a claim with your insurance company and then register with FEMA right away.

2018-12-04 16:27 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Local Assistance Center (LAC) at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in Agoura Hills will close at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, and reopen at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 as a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). 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.

2018-12-03 20:45 - News Release

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to provide financial assistance to the State of California, local and Indian tribal governments, and private nonprofit organizations under major disaster declaration FEMA-4407-DR-CA.  This notice applies to the Individual Assistance (IA), Public Assistance (PA), and Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs implemented under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C.

2018-11-30 04:04 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The local Disaster Assistance Center in the Malibu Civic Center will close at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30, and reopen Saturday, Dec. 1 as a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). DRCs are jointly operated by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) 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.

2018-11-29 16:56 - News Release

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in response to a request from the State of California, has activated Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) for displaced survivors of the California wildfires, whose pre-disaster, damaged dwelling address is within Butte County. The great loss of housing resources and the damage to infrastructure in Butte County pose overwhelming challenges to survivor recovery from the disaster.

2018-11-26 00:40 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Ventura County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is opening in Thousand Oaks to provide residents impacted by the California wildfires with local, state and federal disaster resources. The DRC will be open Monday, Nov. 26, 1-7 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Normal hours of operation will be: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 9a.m. to 5 p.m.