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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. 

2018-11-23 16:11 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The second Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Butte County is opening in Oroville, Calif., to provide residents impacted by the California wildfires with local, state and federal disaster resources. The DRC will be open Friday, Nov. 23, 1-7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 24, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hours of operation for the center are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. DRC location: 2140 Feather River Blvd., Oroville, CA 95965

2018-11-21 17:40 - News Release

Government and non-profit recovery organizations are working diligently to assist individuals and families impacted by the recent wildfires have a safe place to stay while they wait to return to evacuated areas or begin their recovery if their home was burned.

2018-11-21 17:17 - News Release

Why Does the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Inspect Properties?A FEMA home inspection is a part of the process for verifying damage and loss and helps determine the assistance options available for survivors.Setting up the Inspection

2018-11-20 16:49 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Wildfires carry a one-two punch. After the damage caused by the wildfire, flooding is the most common and costly natural hazard in the nation. And, after the record-breaking wildfires in California, the risk of flash flooding and mud flows increase significantly. Even light rain can lead to devastating flash flooding and mudflows.

2018-11-19 04:04 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As record-breaking wildfires continue to cause severe devastation in California’s Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, FEMA is assisting state and local governments and first responders as they help survivors impacted by the Camp, Hill and Woolsey wildfires.

2018-11-17 18:17 - News Release

While nearly ten thousand firefighters continue to battle three major wildfires in California, state and federal agencies are strategically co-located and working around the clock to coordinate resources, provide assistance to survivors and help local communities begin the long road of recovery.

2018-11-16 00:54 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), jointly operated by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will open in Chico on Friday, November 16. The DRC offers information concerning resources available to homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing Camp Fire wildfire. The Chico DRC will be located at: Former Sears Store, Chico Mall