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FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for Saddleridge Fire

Oakland, Calif. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of California in combatting the Saddleridge Fire burning in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

L.A. County Updates Flood Insurance Rate Map

Oakland, CA — North Los Angeles County (L.A. County) is updating its Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for 2020. Flood risk changes over time due to new building and development, weather patterns, levee classifications, and more. New FIRMs provide up-to-date flood risk information and tools that can be used to enhance local mitigation plans, and help local officials and residents make informed decisions about reducing flood risks and purchasing flood insurance. When new FIRMs are issued, changes in flood risk may require the mandatory purchase of flood insurance.

California Wildfires Myth vs. Fact IX

The recovery work being done after the Camp Fire is enormous. It is also very complicated due to the magnitude of the devastation. These complications, in turn, create misconceptions that can be spread through the news and social media, making it difficult to separate myth from fact. In an effort to minimize survivors’ confusion and frustration, FEMA is issuing this Fact Sheet.

MYTH: Survivors can sublet their FEMA housing unit to another tenant once they find permanent housing.

Storm Drain Improvements Increase Flood Protection in La Mesa, CA

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted $1.3 million to La Mesa, California for storm drain improvements that increase flood protection for area residents.

FEMA Grants San Diego County $2.7 Million to Keep Water Clean and Running for 60,000 Residents After an Earthquake

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted $2.7 million to earthquake retrofit two critical water tanks at the R.E. Badger Water Filtration Plant in San Diego County. Completion of the project will ensure as many as 60,000 residents in the Santa Fe Irrigation District and San Dieguito Water District receive filtered, potable, and uninterrupted water following a major earthquake.

Todavía hay ayuda disponible para los sobrevivientes de los incendios forestales de California

SACRAMENTO, California. – Los sobrevivientes de los incendios forestales de California que vivan en cualquier parte del estado y que se hayan visto afectados por los incendios Camp, Hill y Woolsey del año pasado todavía pueden solicitar asistencia para varias necesidades que aún tengan sin cubrir. Necesidades como alimento, ropa, servicios de salud, empleo, consejería de crisis, asistencia legal y muchas más siguen disponibles por parte de diversos servicios sin fines de lucro en todo el estado.

Help Still Available for California Wildfire Survivors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California wildfire survivors from across the state affected by last year’s Camp, Hill and Woolsey fires may still be looking for assistance for various unmet needs. Necessities like food, clothing, health services, employment, crisis counseling, legal assistance and much more are still available from a variety of nonprofit services throughout the state.

Here is a partial list of agencies and the assistance each has to offer:

Nonprofit Resources

FEMA Funds L.A. Elementary School's Earthquake Protection

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $1.9 million to the Los Angeles Unified School District (L.A. Unified) to earthquake retrofit Seventy-Fourth Street & Gifted Magnet Elementary School. Funds will be used to strengthen the resistance of the building’s foundation, walls and roof against seismic activity.

Hoja informativa: Incendios forestales de California: Mitos y realidades - Parte VIII

El trabajo de recuperación que se está realizando tras el incendio Camp Fire es enorme y también muy complicado, debido a la magnitud de la devastación. Estas complicaciones, a su vez, generan ideas erróneas que a veces se difunden por medio de las redes sociales y los medios de comunicación, lo que dificulta distinguir entre el mito y la realidad. En un esfuerzo por minimizar la confusión y la frustración de los sobrevivientes, la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) publica esta Hoja informativa.

Fact Sheet: California Wildfires Myth vs. Fact VIII

The recovery work being done after the Camp Fire is enormous. It is also very complicated due to the magnitude of the devastation. These complications, in turn, create misconceptions that can be spread through the news and social media, making it difficult to separate myth from fact. In an effort to minimize survivors’ confusion and frustration, FEMA is issuing this Fact Sheet.

MYTH: FEMA housing should be used to assist the pre-disaster homeless population.