SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Lake County will close at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.
The DRC, jointly operated by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is located at the Clearlake Senior Community Center at 3245 Bowers Ave. in Clearlake.
The center will remain open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 8, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9.
Residents of Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Sonoma and Yuba counties who had damage and losses caused by the wildfires in October can register for disaster assistance or get help with their application by going online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may call 800-621-3362. The toll-free numbers are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
Survivors can continue to receive in-person help at the Local Assistance Center in Napa County and three other DRCs in Mendocino and Sonoma counties.
To find the closest DRC, go online at fema.gov/drc or text 43362 with the message DRC and your ZIP Code. Standard message and data rates apply.
The deadline to register for disaster assistance is Monday, Dec. 11.
All FEMA disaster assistance will be provided without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment), religion, national origin, age, disability, limited English proficiency, economic status, or retaliation. If you believe your civil rights are being violated, call 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585(TTY/TDD).
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting SBA’s website at www.sba.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339 (TTY).