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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.

Learn How Your Business Can Support Disaster Recovery in Oahu

Oakland, CA Can your business assist disaster recovery in your community? After a disaster, the support of local businesses improves the short- and long-term recovery efforts that help build back more resilient communities. But if your business is not part of the federal procurement system, it will not appear in the government’s required market research for potential vendors.

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.

FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for Long Valley Fire

Oakland, Calif. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of Nevada in combatting the Long Valley Fire burning in Washoe County.

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 Fire Management Assistance Granted for Canyon Fire

Oakland, Calif. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of Nevada in combatting the Canyon Fire burning in Douglas County.