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Severe Weather Closes Chico and Paradise Disaster Recovery Centers Early Today

Release date: 
February 25, 2019
Release Number: 
DR-4407-CA NR 053

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Butte County Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Chico and Paradise will be closed today and tomorrow due to incoming severe weather conditions. If assistance is needed, survivors are encouraged to communicate with FEMA via or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). Multi-lingual operators are available, with toll-free numbers open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (PST).

Continue to monitor the FEMA disaster page at, Twitter at, or the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services’ for sudden changes to DRC hours in Chico and Paradise located at:

Creative Learning Center
1080 Ewald Ct.
Paradise, CA 95969
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Chico Mall – Former Sears Store
1982 E. 20th St.
Chico, CA 95928
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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: Helping people before, during, and after disasters.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (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, or visiting SBA’s website at Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339.

Last Updated: 
February 25, 2019 - 20:15