Oregon Wildfires and Straight-line Winds
Incident Period: Sep 7, 2020 - Nov 3, 2020
Declaration Date: Sep 15, 2020
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More About This Disaster
Now Closed: Period to Apply for Disaster Assistance
The last day for individuals and families to apply for assistance after this disaster has passed. You are no longer able to begin a new claim.
To check the status on a previously submitted claim, visit DisasterAssistance.gov.
I Applied for Assistance. What's Next?
You will receive notification letters from FEMA either by U.S. mail or by electronic correspondence explaining your next steps. If you reported during the application process that you received damage and are not able to live in your primary residence, an inspector will contact you by phone to schedule an inspection. FEMA home inspections are conducted in-person; however, if you are apprehensive due to ongoing COVID-19 uncertainties, you can request we conduct the inspection without entering your home.
"Help After a Disaster"
Translated into 27 languages, the "Help After a Disaster" brochure is a tool that can be shared in your community to help people understand the types of FEMA assistance that may be available to support individuals and families in disaster recovery.
Volunteer and Donate
Recovery can take many years after a disaster. There are many ways to help such as donating cash, needed items, or your time. Learn more about how to help those in need.
Doing Business with FEMA
If you are interested in providing paid services and goods for disaster relief, visit our Doing Business with FEMA page to get started.
Local News & Media
Visit the News & Media page for events, fact sheets, press releases and other multimedia resources.
- SBA low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners
- Oregon State & Local Resources
- National Resources
- Oregon Wildfire Recovery Resource
- DR-4562 Greensheet
Apply for FEMA Assistance
Registration is closed for those affected by wildfires in Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, and Marion counties. Register by visiting www.DisasterAssistance.gov, calling 800-621-3362 or using the FEMA app.
Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams
FEMA’s Disaster Survivor Assistance teams are also providing survivors of the Oregon wildfires a means to access and apply for disaster assistance.
I Applied For Assistance. What's Next?
You will receive notification letters from FEMA either by U.S. mail or by electronic correspondence. You may need to verify your identity or complete a home inspection.
Stay informed by calling 211 or visiting wildfire.oregon.gov. This Oregon Wildfire Resource website includes the latest information and resources available to those affected by wildfires.
Rebuilding After Wildfires
As you rebuild, take steps now to reduce future damage from wildfires. You can have a hazard mitigation advisor answer your questions about rebuilding safer and stronger. Send an email to FEMA-R10-MIT@fema.dhs.gov.
We have teamed with Firewise Communities, the Federal Alliance for Safe Housing, and the Institute for Business and Home Safety to create this fact sheet to help you rebuild after a fire.
FEMA Speaks Your Language
Translated into 27 languages, the "Help After a Disaster" brochure is a tool that can be shared in your community to help people understand the types of FEMA Individual Assistance support that may be available in disaster recovery. We also have a playlist of videos in ASL about FEMA assistance on YouTube.
Passport Replacement Fees
The Department of State approved Governor’s Brown request to waive passport replacement fees. The passport application fee waiver for Oregon wildfire survivors is valid until September 14, 2023. The file search fee waiver is valid until March 14, 2022.
Along with other documents identified by the Department of State, an applicant will submit a DS-64 form as proof that the valid passport was lost in the disaster. The DS-64 form must have the following:
- The name or description of the disaster that caused your loss
- The address of the residence where the loss occurred
- The approximate date when the loss occurred
- Certification that replacement passport fees will not be reimbursed by other sources, such as a homeowner's insurance policy
|Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved||$31,476,783.26|
|Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved||$7,513,613.80|
|Total Individual & Households Program Dollars Approved||$38,990,397.06|
|Individual Assistance Applications Approved||3258|
|Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated||$385,802,990.97|
|Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated||$62,532,023.45|
|Total Public Assistance Grants Dollars Obligated||$490,369,697.42|
|Hazard Mitigation Assistance||Amount|
|Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) - Dollars Obligated||$7,301,797.25|