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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.

2018-12-15 16:19 - News Release

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.

2018-12-15 01:38 - News Release

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:

2018-12-14 02:04 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A month after three California counties endured the most destructive, deadliest wildfires on record, federal and state agencies have provided more than $180 million in grants and loans to assist in recovery. In response to a disaster declaration signed by President Trump on Nov. 12, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) joined its federal and state partners in supporting survivor recovery in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Dollars and Cents

2018-12-10 20:10 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Federal, state and non-profit organizations are working every day to help Butte County wildfire survivors. The following questions and answers address common questions and clear up rumors and misconceptions. 1. Does my property have to be inspected within 30 days to remain eligible for disaster assistance? No. The disaster assistance application period remains open until Jan. 11, 2019, and survivors do not become ineligible if their properties cannot yet be inspected.

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.