News and Media: Disaster 4562

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Press Releases & Fact Sheets

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FEMA has approved $34,488,250 for the State of Oregon to defray the costs of debris removal throughout Douglas, Jackson, Lane, Lincoln and Marion counties from 2020’s devastating wildfires under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program (PA).
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It has been 10 months since the 2020 wildfires ravaged communities throughout Oregon. In that time, FEMA, along with its federal partners, has provided more than $160 million to help individuals, homeowners, and renters on their road to recovery.
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BOTHELL, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded a $3 million grant to Ashland, Oregon, to create wildfire defensible space around 1,100 homes and to replace 23 wood shake roofs with ignition-resistant roof material. 

The City of Ashland in Oregon’s Jackson County is in a high wildfire risk zone. In the fall of 2020, neighboring communities of Talent and Phoenix were devastated by the Almeda Fire, which burned 2,977 acres and destroyed over 2,300 structures. 

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FEMA and the Oregon Office of Emergency Management caution wildfire disaster survivors to beware of post-disaster fraud and scams. Attempts to scam residents can be made over the phone, by mail or email, through the internet or in person. It is important to remain alert. Con artists are creative and resourceful. If an offer sounds too good to be true, it should be questioned.

Here are are some tips to protect yourself:

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(As of Mar. 15, 2021, unless otherwise noted)

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PDFs, Graphics & Multimedia

View the Disaster Multimedia Toolkit for social media and video content to help communicate about general disaster recovery.

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Oregon; FEMA-4562-DR

Report on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information for FEMA-4562-DR; Oregon as a result of wildfires and straight-line winds beginning on September 7, 2020, and continuing.

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Episode 86: Oregon Wildfires - Benefit Brews

On this episode we talk to two Oregon based breweries, one owned by a wildland firefighter and another family operated, about how they are helping wildfire recovery through their craft.

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DR-4562 Greensheet

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Episode 85: Oregon Wildfires - Candy Christmas Tree

On this episode, we talk with Eric and Candice Page, Christmas tree farmers and residents of Marion County, Oregon, who are helping fellow Oregonians recover from the historic wildfires that burned throughout the state.

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Episode 81: Oregon Wildfires - Disaster Survivor Assistance in Southern Oregon

On this episode, FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor visits southern Oregon to view damage caused by historic wildfires that nearly destroyed small towns around the state, and we speak to a Disaster Survivor Assistance representative about her work with Spanish speaking survivors.

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Oregon Referral DR-4562