Oregon Wildfires and Straight-line Winds

DR-4562-OR
Oregon

Incident Period: Sep 7, 2020 - Nov 3, 2020

Declaration Date: Sep 15, 2020

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Now Closed: Period to Apply for Disaster Assistance

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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. You may need to verify your identity or complete a home inspection. All inspections will be conducted by phone due to COVID-19 and the need to protect the safety and health of our workforce and survivors.

"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.

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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.


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Additional Resources

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. 

Learn About the Steps After Applying | Steps To Start Your Recovery Process

Stay Informed

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

More information https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/how-apply/replacing-your-passport-through-the-disaster-recovery-reform-act.html


Funding Obligations

Individual Assistance Amount
Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved $31,398,064.31
Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved $7,509,108.58
Total Individual & Households Program Dollars Approved $38,907,172.89
Individual Assistance Applications Approved 3257
Public Assistance Amount
Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated $264,725,886.52
Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated $62,129,232.41
Total Public Assistance Grants Dollars Obligated $368,889,801.93
Hazard Mitigation Assistance Amount
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) - Dollars Obligated $3,422,646.90
Last updated August 12, 2022