https://www.fema.gov/ en FEMA Issues $1.2M Installment to California for Earthquake Protection https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20210112/fema-issues-12m-installment-california-earthquake-protection <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Issues $1.2M Installment to California for Earthquake Protection</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>OAKLAND, Calif.</strong> – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released an additional installment of $1.2 million to the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) for its Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program. The grant will subsidize a project of the California Residential Mitigation Program, a joint powers authority of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and the CEA, for earthquake retrofits on 391 at-risk homes likely to shake from their foundations in the event of an earthquake.</p> <p>EBB addresses two seismic vulnerabilities found in many older homes that may have short, wood-framed cripple walls under the first floor. The retrofit bolts the house to the foundation, and if short, wood-framed walls are present under the first floor, the retrofit braces those walls with plywood to reinforce and help prevent the house from collapsing or sliding off its foundation during a quake.</p> <p>EBB is a code-compliant retrofit that lessens the potential for damage and may allow families to remain in their homes after earthquakes. Each EBB recipient receives a grant of up to $3,000 to bring their home up to seismic code compliance.</p> <p>FEMA’s $1.2 million release from its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), in combination with the applicant’s $812,000, marks the latest installment of the $33.3 million project. The remaining $7.1 million will be released incrementally throughout the life of the grant, as applications are approved, to retrofit a total of 6,667 homes.</p> <p>FEMA’s HMGP helps states, territories, federally-recognized tribes, local communities and certain private, non-profit organizations become more resilient to potential infrastructure damage and reduce future disaster costs. Over the past 31 years, FEMA has invested more than $1.4 billion to reduce disaster risk in California.</p> <p>###</p> <p><em>FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. Follow FEMA Region 9 online at </em><a href="http://www.twitter.com/femaregion9"><em>twitter.com/femaregion9</em></a><em>.</em></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>robert.barker</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 01/12/2021 - 15:54</span> Tue, 12 Jan 2021 20:54:23 +0000 robert.barker 610031 at https://www.fema.gov Flood Insurance Reduces Post-Wildfire Flood and Mudflow Losses https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201228/flood-insurance-reduces-post-wildfire-flood-and-mudflow-losses <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Flood Insurance Reduces Post-Wildfire Flood and Mudflow Losses</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>OAKLAND, Calif.</strong> – After another relentless wildfire season, thousands of property owners in burn scar areas now face increased risk of flooding and mudflows. Wildfires destroy the plants and root systems that stabilize hillsides. Without this vegetation, even small amounts of rain can trigger a flood or mudflow that can occur quickly and with little warning – an increased risk that can last for several years or until enough ground-stabilizing vegetation takes root.</p> <p>Homeowners and renters do not have to bear the entire risk themselves since mudflow coverage is part of a standard policy from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). NFIP policies offer flood insurance coverage to property owners, renters and business owners. The maximum coverage for a residential building is $250,000, $100,000 for contents. Commercial structures are eligible for the maximum coverage of $500,000, $500,000 on contents.</p> <p>Protect yourself today. Winter rains are just around the corner and the risk of flooding and mudflows is more pressing than ever. Not to mention, there is generally a 30-day waiting period before an NFIP policy becomes effective.</p> <p>For more information on the NFIP or to locate an insurance agent, contact the help center at (877) 336-2627 or visit <a href="https://www.floodsmart.gov/">FloodSmart.gov</a>.</p> <p>###</p> <p><em>FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. </em><em>Follow FEMA Region 9 online at </em><a href="http://www.twitter.com/femaregion9"><em>twitter.com/femaregion9</em></a><em>.</em></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>robert.barker</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 12/28/2020 - 15:35</span> Mon, 28 Dec 2020 20:35:40 +0000 robert.barker 609419 at https://www.fema.gov Continued Rental Assistance May be Available from FEMA https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201217/continued-rental-assistance-may-be-available-fema <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Continued Rental Assistance May be Available from FEMA</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><em>Survivors of Major August, September Wildfires Must Demonstrate Ongoing Need </em></p> <p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. – If you are a California survivor of the recent wildfires receiving rental assistance for temporary housing through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program, let FEMA know if you have a continuing need.</p> <p>Rental assistance is for paying rent, including a security deposit, at a place other than your damaged home. To continue to receive it, you must prove an ongoing need, which may be that suitable housing is not available, or that your permanent housing plan has not been completed through no fault of your own.</p> <p>You may qualify for continued assistance if you:</p> <ul><li>Demonstrate your disaster-related financial need; and</li> <li>Show you are developing a longer-term or permanent housing plan or demonstrate progress toward one. A contractor’s estimate of repairs can point to progress.</li> </ul><p>A permanent housing plan is one that would put you back into permanent safe, sanitary and functional housing within a reasonable time frame. You must continue to work toward obtaining permanent housing to remain eligible for Continued Rental Assistance.</p> <p>The deadline to register with FEMA for disaster assistance for Disaster 4558 was Dec. 11, 2020. This is for August/September wildfires in the counties of Butte, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Trinity, Tulare and Yolo. If you registered in time, you may apply for rental assistance even if you haven’t already.</p> <p>The deadline to register with FEMA for disaster assistance for Disaster 4569 was Dec. 16, 2020. This is for later fires in the counties of Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, Napa, San Bernardino, San Diego, Shasta, Siskiyou and Sonoma.</p> <p>If you are currently receiving rental assistance and you have an ongoing need, you must ask for it to continue.  This is the process:</p> <ul><li>Contact FEMA.</li> <li>Prove you’ve spent previous assistance on rent.</li> <li>Provide the status of your housing plan.</li> </ul><p>Extensions on rental assistance may be granted for 3-month periods, up to a maximum of 18 months from the date of the presidential declarations: Aug. 22, 2020, for Disaster 4558 and Oct. 16, 2020, for Disaster 4569.</p> <p>The application must be accompanied by these supporting documents:</p> <ul><li>Pre-disaster and current household income status.</li> <li>Copies of pre-disaster lease, utility bills, renter’s insurance information.</li> <li>Copy of current lease or rental agreement signed by you and the landlord.</li> <li>Rental receipts, canceled checks or money orders showing the rental assistance was used to pay for housing expenses.</li> </ul><p>Submit documents by creating an account at <a href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov/">DisasterAssistance.gov</a> or by uploading via the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/app">FEMA app</a> to a smartphone or tablet.</p> <p><strong>Homeowners:</strong></p> <p>If your FEMA Verified Loss exceeds the amount of initial Rental Assistance award you received, the application to request Continued Temporary Rental Assistance will be mailed to you after you receive your initial rental assistance award.</p> <p>If your verified loss does not exceed the initial rental award, you must call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 ( TTY: 800-462-7585) and ask for an application for Continued Temporary Rental Assistance.</p> <p><strong>Renters:</strong></p> <p>You will need to call the Helpline to ask for an application for Continued Temporary Rental Assistance.</p> <p>Your request will be evaluated to determine if you are eligible for the extension, but there is no guarantee of rental assistance past the first two months.</p> <p>For the latest information on wildfire recovery, visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4558"><em>www.fema.gov/disaster/4558</em></a> or <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4569"><em>www.fema.gov/disaster/4569</em></a> and follow the FEMA Region 9 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion9"><em>twitter.com/femaregion9</em></a>.</p> <p><strong><em>###</em></strong></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>bree-constance…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 12/17/2020 - 17:16</span> Thu, 17 Dec 2020 22:16:06 +0000 bree-constance.huffin 608216 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Updates Flood Maps in Sonoma County, Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201217/fema-updates-flood-maps-sonoma-county-rohnert-park-and-santa-rosa <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Updates Flood Maps in Sonoma County, Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>OAKLAND, Calif.</strong> — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating portions of Sonoma County’s flood maps in 2020. The new maps identify the current flood hazards along Todd Creek and its tributaries that help building officials, contractors and homeowners make effective mitigation decisions, thereby contributing to safer and more resilient communities.</p> <p>Before the new Sonoma County Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) become effective, there is a 90-day appeal period from <a>Dec. 18, 2020 to Mar. 18, 2021</a>. During that time, residents with technical and scientific information, such as detailed hydraulic or hydrologic data, can appeal the flood risk information on the preliminary maps. View the preliminary FIRMs at <a href="http://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata">fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata</a>.</p> <p>Flood hazards are dynamic and change frequently for many reasons, including weather patterns, erosion and community development. Officials from FEMA, Sonoma County and the cities of Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa worked together to collect new data and provide detailed information along Todd Creek and selected tributaries to reflect the new flood risk. These changes may also affect future building standards or insurance requirements.</p> <p>The local mapping project is part of a national effort led by FEMA to increase local knowledge of flood risks and support actions to address and reduce the effects of flooding on new and improved structures. FEMA encourages residents to review the preliminary flood maps to learn about local flood risks, potential future flood insurance requirements and identify any concerns or questions about the information provided.</p> <p>Risk of flooding affects almost every corner of the nation. In total, 98% of counties have experienced a flood event, which makes floods the most common and widespread of all weather-related natural disasters.</p> <p>For more information, contact Sonoma County at (707) 565-1146 or <a href="mailto:Nathan.Quarles@sonoma-county.org">Nathan.Quarles@sonoma-county.org</a>, Santa Rosa’s storm water and creeks manager at <a>(707) 543-4204 or Claire Myers at </a><a href="mailto:cmyers@srcity.org">cmyers@srcity.org</a>, or Rohnert Park Development Services at (707) 588-2232 or visit<a> </a><a href="https://urldefense.us/v3/__https:/www.rpcity.org/city_hall/departments/development_services/engineering/mapping_and_geographic_information_systems/flood_maps__;!!BClRuOV5cvtbuNI!RGZq9hRTxJ0Xx1ukOGYCnyOu2HPpqdYq70QHQIY4raZCTR8YvpCpvRebJDL_bY4eHq7S6nim$">rpcity.org/city_hall/departments/development_services/engineering/mapping_and_geographic_information_systems/flood_maps</a>.</p> <p>###</p> <p><em>FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. </em><em>Follow FEMA Region 9 online at </em><a href="http://www.twitter.com/femaregion9"><em>twitter.com/femaregion9</em></a><em>.</em></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>robert.barker</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 12/17/2020 - 15:00</span> Thu, 17 Dec 2020 20:00:30 +0000 robert.barker 608198 at https://www.fema.gov California Wildfire Survivors Have One Day Left to Register for Assistance https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201215/california-wildfire-survivors-have-one-day-left-register-assistance <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">California Wildfire Survivors Have One Day Left to Register for Assistance</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><em>Call the FEMA Helpline or visit DisasterAssistance.gov by Dec. 16</em></p> <p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Individuals and households with losses due to the wildfires in Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, Napa, San Bernardino, San Diego, Shasta, Siskiyou and Sonoma counties have just one day remaining to apply for grants from FEMA or low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.</p> <p>These counties are included in federal Disaster 4569, declared initially Oct. 16 for seven counties and expanded later. The registration deadline is Dec. 16.</p> <p>FEMA awards help eligible survivors pay for rent, home repair/replacement and many other serious disaster-related needs, including replacement or repair of vehicles, funeral expenses, medical or dental expenses and miscellaneous other costs. To be reimbursed by FEMA, survivors should photograph damage and save receipts for repair work.</p> <p>Survivors should contact their insurers and file a claim for the disaster-caused damage before they register with FEMA, although anyone with insurance should register with FEMA even if they aren’t yet certain whether they will be eligible. FEMA may be able to help with costs that insurance doesn’t cover.</p> <p>The agency can determine eligibility once an applicant’s insurance claim is settled—but there won’t be any FEMA reimbursement for those who fail to register by the Dec. 16 deadline but suffered losses in the Bobcat, Creek, El Dorado, Glass, Oak, Slater, Valley and Zogg fires.</p> <p>There are three ways for survivors to register: online at <a href="https://www.disasterassistance.gov/">DisasterAssistance.gov</a>, with the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app">FEMA Mobile App</a> on a smartphone or tablet, or by or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. PST. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel, should provide FEMA with the specific number assigned to that service when they register. Multilingual services are available on the helpline and specialists can answer most aid questions.</p> <p>To register you will need the following information:</p> <ul><li>Social Security number</li> <li>Insurance policy information</li> <li>Address of the damaged primary dwelling</li> <li>A description of disaster-caused damage and losses</li> <li>Current mailing address</li> <li>Current telephone number</li> <li>Total household annual income</li> <li>Routing and account number of your checking or savings account (for direct transfer of funds to your bank account)</li> </ul><p>After you register online or with the FEMA app, you can create your own account. This will enable you to check the status of your application, view messages from FEMA, update your personal information and upload documents that may be necessary to determine your eligibility for aid.</p> <p>If you are unable to upload your documents, mail them to FEMA at P.O. Box 10055, Hyattsville MD 20782-8055 or fax them to 800-827-8112.</p> <p><strong>U.S. Small Business Administration</strong></p> <p>Dec. 16 is also the deadline to apply for a disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Grants from FEMA are meant to give eligible survivors a start on their road to recovery. The primary source of recovery funding for many, however, is a loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), which makes disaster loans to individuals and businesses of all sizes.</p> <p>Survivors can find out more and apply for a loan at <a href="https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/">DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov/</a>. For additional assistance, contact the SBA’s Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center. Customer service representatives are available to assist individuals and business owners, answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each person complete their electronic loan application. The Virtual DLOC is open 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST daily. Call 800-659-2955 or email <a href="mailto:FOCWAssistance@sba.gov">FOCWAssistance@sba.gov</a>.</p> <p>These services are only available for the California disaster declaration as a result of the wildfires.</p> <p>For the latest information on wildfire recovery, visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4569"><em>www.fema.gov/disaster/4569</em></a> and follow the FEMA Region 9 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion9"><em>twitter.com/femaregion9</em></a>.</p> <p><em><strong>###</strong></em></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>bree-constance…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 12/15/2020 - 19:56</span> Wed, 16 Dec 2020 00:56:50 +0000 bree-constance.huffin 608162 at https://www.fema.gov Three Days Left https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201209/three-days-left <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Three Days Left</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><em>Wildfire Survivors Should Call FEMA Helpline or visit DisasterAssistance.gov by Dec. 11</em></p> <p><strong>SACRAMENTO, Calif.</strong> – Individuals and households with losses due to August/September wildfires in Butte, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma,  Stanislaus, Trinity, Tulare and Yolo counties have just three days remaining to apply for grants from FEMA or low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.</p> <p>These counties are included in federal Disaster 4558, declared initially Aug. 22 for seven counties and expanded later. <strong>The registration deadline is Dec. 11.</strong></p> <p>FEMA awards help eligible survivors pay for rent, home repair/replacement and many other serious disaster-related needs, including replacement or repair of vehicles, funeral expenses, medical or dental expenses and miscellaneous other costs. To be reimbursed by FEMA, survivors should photograph damage and save receipts for repair work.</p> <p>Survivors should contact their insurers and file a claim for the disaster-caused damage before they register with FEMA. Anyone with insurance should register with FEMA even if they aren’t yet certain whether they will be eligible. FEMA may be able to help with costs that insurance doesn’t cover.</p> <p>The agency can determine eligibility once an applicant’s insurance claim is settled—but there won’t be any FEMA reimbursement for those who fail to register by the Dec. 11 deadline for those who suffered losses in fires including the CZU Lightning Complex, SCU Lighting Complex, August Complex Fire, LNU Lightning Complex, North Complex, Sheep, Dolan and SQF Complex.</p> <p>There are three ways for survivors to register: online at <a href="https://urldefense.us/v2/url?u=https-3A__lnks.gd_l_eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDAsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDEyMDkuMzE4MTk4NzEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5kaXNhc3RlcmFzc2lzdGFuY2UuZ292LyJ9.-5FrT1VPnVixQifwkm5-2D9OAJxe0mqlRYUf0lhJx0LKtb0_s_641885471_br_91406038678-2Dl&amp;d=DwMFAA&amp;c=2plI3hXH8ww3j2g8pV19QHIf4SmK_I-Eol_p9P0CttE&amp;r=w8cPKuXJOsFizjpR7ump21FuhvK4kH6-NC9mLB5a28XPCUQc-kjQPMwRicbsN9GZ&amp;m=D3FEs3ytpNNYVuh8tXqEwF3NdXz_EwVFgao5NXzaVmw&amp;s=6rmDb35tPWljoXJlLxiusEY9Tuq01AJPOVk14kk1uCg&amp;e=">DisasterAssistance.gov</a>, with the <a href="https://urldefense.us/v2/url?u=https-3A__lnks.gd_l_eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDEsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDEyMDkuMzE4MTk4NzEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5mZW1hLmdvdi9tb2JpbGUtYXBwIn0.1JqG1FJmnrO2wnAFgTvE9hXXr5mVkBna6Oejzh-5FYekU_s_641885471_br_91406038678-2Dl&amp;d=DwMFAA&amp;c=2plI3hXH8ww3j2g8pV19QHIf4SmK_I-Eol_p9P0CttE&amp;r=w8cPKuXJOsFizjpR7ump21FuhvK4kH6-NC9mLB5a28XPCUQc-kjQPMwRicbsN9GZ&amp;m=D3FEs3ytpNNYVuh8tXqEwF3NdXz_EwVFgao5NXzaVmw&amp;s=Lw14nuEEHDK2i4pcPECThNRxupgB3PRrJvzFrYlPukU&amp;e=">FEMA Mobile App</a> on a smartphone or tablet, or by or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. PST. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel, should provide FEMA with the specific number assigned to that service when they register. Multilingual services are available on the helpline and specialists can answer most aid questions.</p> <p>To register you will need the following information:</p> <ul><li>Social Security number</li> <li>Insurance policy information</li> <li>Address of the damaged primary dwelling</li> <li>A description of disaster-caused damage and losses</li> <li>Current mailing address</li> <li>Current telephone number</li> <li>Total household annual income</li> <li>Routing and account number of your checking or savings account (for direct transfer of funds to your bank account)</li> </ul><p>After you register online or with the FEMA app, you can create your own account. This will enable you to check the status of your application, view messages from FEMA, update your personal information and upload documents that may be necessary to determine your eligibility for aid.</p> <p>If you are unable to upload your documents, mail them to FEMA at P.O. Box 10055, Hyattsville MD 20782-8055 or fax them to 800-827-8112.</p> <p><strong>U.S. Small Business Administration</strong></p> <p>Dec. 11 is also the deadline to apply for a disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Grants from FEMA are meant to give eligible survivors a start on their road to recovery. The primary source of recovery funding for many, however, is a loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), which makes disaster loans to individuals and businesses of all sizes.</p> <p>Survivors can find out more and apply for a loan at <a href="https://urldefense.us/v2/url?u=https-3A__lnks.gd_l_eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDIsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDEyMDkuMzE4MTk4NzEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL2Rpc2FzdGVybG9hbmFzc2lzdGFuY2Uuc2JhLmdvdi8ifQ.EKxFCcyvDnTOq-5F3C4JpVPick5fd-2DFsGwTIUUM-2DQLKVE_s_641885471_br_91406038678-2Dl&amp;d=DwMFAA&amp;c=2plI3hXH8ww3j2g8pV19QHIf4SmK_I-Eol_p9P0CttE&amp;r=w8cPKuXJOsFizjpR7ump21FuhvK4kH6-NC9mLB5a28XPCUQc-kjQPMwRicbsN9GZ&amp;m=D3FEs3ytpNNYVuh8tXqEwF3NdXz_EwVFgao5NXzaVmw&amp;s=RrxRBl_TJKSeZg9XIKFS9m_SfEIu6r0ky-V0LAQXlHY&amp;e=">DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov/</a>. For additional assistance, contact the SBA’s Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center. Customer service representatives are available to assist individuals and business owners, answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each person complete their electronic loan application. The Virtual DLOC is open 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST daily. Call 800-659-2955 or email <a href="mailto:FOCWAssistance@sba.gov">FOCWAssistance@sba.gov</a>.</p> <p>These services are only available for the California disaster declaration as a result of the wildfires.</p> <p>For the latest information on wildfire recovery, visit <a href="https://urldefense.us/v2/url?u=https-3A__lnks.gd_l_eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDMsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDEyMDkuMzE4MTk4NzEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5mZW1hLmdvdi9kaXNhc3Rlci80NTU4In0.9dHIVrwvNLZhS-2DQUejFsIWupJz1Dzgz8QWwkHnBr6qA_s_641885471_br_91406038678-2Dl&amp;d=DwMFAA&amp;c=2plI3hXH8ww3j2g8pV19QHIf4SmK_I-Eol_p9P0CttE&amp;r=w8cPKuXJOsFizjpR7ump21FuhvK4kH6-NC9mLB5a28XPCUQc-kjQPMwRicbsN9GZ&amp;m=D3FEs3ytpNNYVuh8tXqEwF3NdXz_EwVFgao5NXzaVmw&amp;s=r7SeFr5tfYjZyCx58pYMmbshx-4TRWKSwbotwaqfInU&amp;e="><em>www.fema.gov/disaster/4558</em></a> and follow the FEMA Region 9 Twitter account at <a href="https://urldefense.us/v2/url?u=https-3A__lnks.gd_l_eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDQsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDEyMDkuMzE4MTk4NzEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3R3aXR0ZXIuY29tL2ZlbWFyZWdpb245In0.LU1nB-2DCGv4GMAAFmdY-2DW76QNH9wzZGpc0Q-2DKOEfuwto_s_641885471_br_91406038678-2Dl&amp;d=DwMFAA&amp;c=2plI3hXH8ww3j2g8pV19QHIf4SmK_I-Eol_p9P0CttE&amp;r=w8cPKuXJOsFizjpR7ump21FuhvK4kH6-NC9mLB5a28XPCUQc-kjQPMwRicbsN9GZ&amp;m=D3FEs3ytpNNYVuh8tXqEwF3NdXz_EwVFgao5NXzaVmw&amp;s=4ffJFU4nl_FVL1lvX4y-JWiy1LrJY-KF6O7mFYd5E9U&amp;e="><em>twitter.com/femaregion9</em></a>.</p> <p><em><strong>###</strong></em></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>bree-constance…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 12/09/2020 - 14:01</span> Wed, 09 Dec 2020 19:01:09 +0000 bree-constance.huffin 604892 at https://www.fema.gov All Mobile Registration Intake Centers Close by Dec. 9, Help is Still Available https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201208/all-mobile-registration-intake-centers-close-dec-9-help-still-available <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">All Mobile Registration Intake Centers Close by Dec. 9, Help is Still Available</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a>SACRAMENTO, Calif.</a> – All FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Centers that served wildfire survivors and helped them recover from their losses will close by Dec. 9.</p> <p>However, help remains available for all those affected by the fires.</p> <p>The centers are temporary sites to support survivors of California’s two current federally declared disasters with disaster information. Napa County and Sonoma County MRICs are open for their final day Wednesday, Dec. 9. They are closing earlier than previously announced due to the state’s regional stay at home order related to COVID-19. The Fresno County MRIC closed Tuesday, Dec. 8.</p> <p><strong>Fresno County MRIC</strong></p> <p>Heritage Center</p> <p>3115 N. Millbrook Ave., Fresno, CA 93703</p> <p><strong>(CLOSED)</strong></p> <p><strong>Napa County MRIC</strong></p> <p>Presbyterian Church St. Helena</p> <p>1428 Spring St., Helena CA 95474</p> <p>9 a.m. to 6 p.m.</p> <p><strong>(CLOSING DEC. 9)</strong></p> <p><strong>Sonoma County MRIC</strong></p> <p>Maria Carrillo High School</p> <p>6975 Montecito Blvd., Santa Rosa CA 95409</p> <p>10 a.m. to 6 p.m.</p> <p><strong>(CLOSING DEC. 9)</strong></p> <p>Many of the services available at the intake centers remain available on the FEMA Helpline, at <a href="https://DisasterAssistance.gov">DisasterAssistance.gov</a> or by downloading the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/app">FEMA app</a> to a smartphone or tablet. The helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) operates 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. PST daily. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel should provide FEMA with the specific number assigned to that service.</p> <p>You can use the helpline to:</p> <ul><li>Register with FEMA.</li> <li>Provide a change of address, telephone and bank account numbers and insurance information.</li> </ul><ul><li>Receive information about FEMA home inspections.</li> <li>Get other questions answered about federal disaster assistance.</li> <li>Ask questions about a letter from FEMA.</li> <li>Learn how to appeal a FEMA decision. All applicants may appeal.</li> </ul><p>If you want to discuss your application, you should have your nine-digit FEMA registration number and ZIP code available.</p> <p>The deadline to register with FEMA for disaster assistance for Disaster 4558 is Dec. 11, 2020. This is for August/September wildfires in the counties of Butte, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Trinity, Tulare and Yolo.</p> <p>The deadline to register with FEMA for disaster assistance for Disaster 4569 is Dec. 16, 2020. This is for later fires in the counties of Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, Napa, San Bernardino, San Diego, Shasta, Siskiyou and Sonoma.</p> <p>For the latest information on wildfire recovery, visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4558"><em>www.fema.gov/disaster/4558</em></a> or <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4569"><em>www.fema.gov/disaster/4569</em></a> and follow the FEMA Region 9 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion9"><em>twitter.com/femaregion9</em></a>.</p> <p><strong><em>###</em></strong></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>bree-constance…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 12/08/2020 - 17:50</span> Tue, 08 Dec 2020 22:50:52 +0000 bree-constance.huffin 604853 at https://www.fema.gov Fairfax Receives $1.9M to Protect Emergency Shelter from Earthquakes https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201207/fairfax-receives-19m-protect-emergency-shelter-earthquakes <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Fairfax Receives $1.9M to Protect Emergency Shelter from Earthquakes</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>OAKLAND, Calif.</strong> – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted $1.9 million to the Town of Fairfax to seismically retrofit its recreational pavilion, the town’s only publicly-owned emergency shelter.</p> <p>Built in 1926, the Fairfax Pavilion was not intended to protect residents from earthquakes. At that time, building codes were virtually nonexistent. But today, it would be used to house a portion of Fairfax’s 7,500 residents in the event of an emergency or major disaster like an earthquake, the area’s greatest risk.</p> <p>To limit building damage from earthquakes and ensure residents and emergency responders are safe from aftershocks, the earthquake retrofit will enhance the building’s structural integrity by reinforcing the roof and floor with plywood and metal ties, upgrading wall studs and replacing the foundation. The project will also be designed with internal and external accessibility features to accommodate individuals with disabilities, making the pavilion compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.</p> <p>The $2.5 million project includes a $1.9 million grant from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), with the remaining $637,000 from non-federal sources.</p> <p>FEMA’s HMGP helps states, territories, federally-recognized tribes, local communities, and certain private, non-profit organizations become more resilient to potential infrastructure damage and reduce future disaster costs. In the past 31 years, FEMA has invested nearly $1.4 billion to reduce disaster risk in California.</p> <p>###</p> <p><em>FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. </em><em>Follow FEMA Region 9 online at </em><a href="http://www.twitter.com/femaregion9"><em>twitter.com/femaregion9</em></a><em> or view more news releases at </em><a href="https://www.fema.gov/fema-regions/region-ix"><em>fema.gov/fema-regions/region-ix</em></a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>robert.barker</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 12/07/2020 - 13:47</span> Mon, 07 Dec 2020 18:47:49 +0000 robert.barker 604777 at https://www.fema.gov Mobile Registration Intake Center Open in Mendocino County https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201204/yidongdengjizhuceshoujianzhongxinzaimenduoxinuo-mendocino-junkaishikaifang <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Mobile Registration Intake Center Open in Mendocino County</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center is open in Covelo Friday,  Dec. 4, through Sunday, Dec. 6, to serve Mendocino County wildfire survivors.</p> <p>The intake center is part of the ongoing response and recovery mission for FEMA and the state of California to assist survivors with disaster information.</p> <p>It is located at Round Valley Public Library, 23925 Howard St., Covelo CA 95428. It will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, Saturday, Dec. 5, and Sunday, Dec. 6.</p> <p>The center is a temporary site to support survivors with disaster information. It offers an optional opportunity for survivors to register, especially those without access to internet or telephone service.</p> <p>Survivors also may register with FEMA in one of three ways:</p> <ul><li>Online at <a href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov">DisasterAssistance.gov</a>;</li> <li>By downloading the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/app">FEMA app</a> to a smartphone or tablet; or</li> <li>By calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. PST. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel, should provide FEMA with the specific number assigned to that service when they register.</li> <li>The helpline staff can also answer questions about applications already submitted.</li> <li>Deadline to register for assistance under DR-4558 is Dec. 11, 2020.</li> </ul><p>Registration enables FEMA to determine residents’ eligibility for financial assistance that may include rent, home repair, home replacement and other serious disaster-related needs such as childcare, transportation and medical, funeral or dental expenses.</p> <p><a>For the latest information on wildfire recovery, visit </a><a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4558"><em>www.fema.gov/disaster/4558</em></a>. Follow the FEMA Region 9 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion9"><em>twitter.com/femaregion9</em></a>.</p> <p><strong><em>###</em></strong></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>bree-constance…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:20</span> Thu, 03 Dec 2020 22:20:35 +0000 bree-constance.huffin 604736 at https://www.fema.gov One Week Left https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201203/one-week-left <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">One Week Left</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><em>Wildfire Survivors Should Call FEMA Helpline or visit DisasterAssistance.gov by Dec. 11</em></p> <p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Individuals and households with losses due to August/September wildfires in Butte, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma,  Stanislaus, Trinity, Tulare and Yolo counties have just one week remaining to apply for grants from FEMA or low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The deadline is Dec. 11.</p> <p>These counties are included in federal Disaster 4558, declared initially Aug. 22 for seven counties and expanded later.</p> <p>FEMA awards help eligible survivors pay for rent, home repair/replacement and many other serious disaster-related needs, including replacement or repair of vehicles, funeral expenses, medical or dental expenses and miscellaneous other costs. To be reimbursed by FEMA, survivors should photograph damage and save receipts for repair work.</p> <p>Survivors should contact their insurers and file a claim for the disaster-caused damage before they register with FEMA. Anyone with insurance should register with FEMA even if they aren’t yet certain whether they will be eligible. FEMA may be able to help with costs that insurance doesn’t cover.</p> <p>The agency can determine eligibility once an applicant’s insurance claim is settled—but there won’t be any FEMA reimbursement for those who fail to register by the Dec. 11 deadline for those who suffered losses in fires including the CZU Lightning Complex, SCU Lighting Complex, August Complex Fire, LNU Lightning Complex, North Complex, Sheep, Dolan and SQF Complex.</p> <p>There are three ways for survivors to register: online at <a href="https://www.disasterassistance.gov/">DisasterAssistance.gov</a>, with the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app">FEMA Mobile App</a> on a smartphone or tablet, or by or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. PST. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel, should provide FEMA with the specific number assigned to that service when they register. Multilingual services are available on the helpline and specialists can answer most questions about FEMA assistance and registration.</p> <p>To register you will need the following information:</p> <ul><li>Social Security number</li> <li>Insurance policy information</li> <li>Address of the damaged primary dwelling</li> <li>A description of disaster-caused damage and losses</li> <li>Current mailing address</li> <li>Current telephone number</li> <li>Total household annual income</li> <li>Routing and account number of your checking or savings account (for direct transfer of funds to your bank account)</li> </ul><p>After you register online or with the FEMA app, you can create your own account. This will enable you to check the status of your application, view messages from FEMA, update your personal information and upload documents that may be necessary to determine your eligibility for aid.</p> <p>If you are unable to upload your documents, mail them to FEMA at P.O. Box 10055, Hyattsville MD 20782-8055 or fax them to 800-827-8112.</p> <p><strong>U.S. Small Business Administration</strong></p> <p><a>Dec. 11 is also the deadline to apply for a disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration. </a>Grants from FEMA are meant to give eligible survivors a start on their road to recovery. The primary source of recovery funding for many, however, is a loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), which makes disaster loans to individuals and businesses of all sizes.</p> <p>Survivors can find out more and apply for a loan at <a href="https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/">DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov/</a>. For additional assistance, contact the SBA’s Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center. Customer service representatives are available to assist individuals and business owners, answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each person complete their electronic loan application. The Virtual DLOC is open 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST daily. Call 800-659-2955<strong> </strong>or email <a href="mailto:FOCWAssistance@sba.gov">FOCWAssistance@sba.gov</a>.</p> <p>These services are only available for the California disaster declaration as a result of the wildfires and not for COVID-19-related assistance.</p> <p><a>For the latest information on wildfire recovery, visit </a><a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4558"><em>www.fema.gov/disaster/4558</em></a> and follow the FEMA Region 9 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion9"><em>twitter.com/femaregion9</em></a>.</p> <p><strong><em>###</em></strong></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>bree-constance…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 12/03/2020 - 15:51</span> Thu, 03 Dec 2020 20:51:08 +0000 bree-constance.huffin 604733 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for the Bond Fire https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201203/fema-fire-management-assistance-granted-bond-fire <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for the Bond Fire </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>OAKLAND, Calif. </strong>– The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the state of California in combating the Bond Fire burning in Orange County.</p> <p>On Dec. 3, 2020, the state of California submitted a request for a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) for the Bond Fire. At the time of the request, the fire threatened approximately 8,500 homes in and around Silverado Canyon, Portola Hills and Foothill Ranch. The fire also threatened power distribution lines, Bee Canyon landfill and methane power plant, Rattlesnake Canyon Reservoir and Saint Michael's Abbey.</p> <p>The FEMA regional administrator approved the state’s request on Dec. 3, 2020, as the fire threatened to become a major incident.</p> <p>FMAGs provide federal funding for up to 75 percent of eligible firefighting costs. The Disaster Relief Fund provides allowances for FMAGs through FEMA to assist in fighting fires that threaten to cause major disasters. Eligible costs covered by FMAGs can include expenses for field camps, equipment use, materials, supplies and mobilization, and demobilization activities attributed to fighting the fire.</p> <p>For more information on FMAGs, visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/assistance/public/fire-management-assistance">fema.gov/assistance/public/fire-management-assistance</a>.</p> <p>###</p> <p><em>FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. </em><em>Follow FEMA Region 9 online at </em><a href="http://www.twitter.com/femaregion9"><em>twitter.com/femaregion9</em></a><em> or view more news releases at </em><a href="https://www.fema.gov/fema-regions/region-ix"><em>fema.gov/fema-regions/region-ix</em></a><em>.</em></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>robert.barker</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 12/03/2020 - 10:21</span> Thu, 03 Dec 2020 15:21:11 +0000 robert.barker 604697 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Continues to Support CNMI’s Yutu Recovery https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201202/fema-continues-support-cnmis-yutu-recovery <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Continues to Support CNMI’s Yutu Recovery</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>OAKLAND, Calif.</strong> ― Two years ago, Super Typhoon Yutu – the strongest storm of 2018, with sustained winds of 175 mph – directly hit the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Yutu destroyed critical infrastructure and countless homes on Saipan and Tinian, injured at least 133 and took the lives of two residents.</p> <p>After such an unprecedented event, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) established a long-term recovery office in Saipan to partner with local, territorial and federal agencies, nongovernmental organizations, the private sector and volunteers to build housing, fund school and infrastructure repairs, and support rebuilding safer and stronger.</p> <p>A top priority for CNMI and FEMA was to rebuild using methods and materials that can withstand future typhoon and disaster threats. To date, FEMA’s permanent housing construction program has built or repaired typhoon-resistant homes for 102 families. New homes finished through the program incorporate reinforced concrete foundations, walls and roofs. FEMA continues construction and repair work to help another 200 families.</p> <p>The CNMI also prioritized rebuilding Yutu-damaged schools. FEMA has approved over $45 million to the CNMI Public School System, including recent approvals of $22.6 million for Hopwood Middle School and $2 million for Oleai Elementary School. New school buildings will also include reinforced concrete foundations, walls and roofs to protect the buildings from future storm damage.</p> <p>As recovery continues, FEMA expects to invest more than $80 million through its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to fund projects that reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to life and property from future hazards like wind, flooding and other threats. Collectively, we are vested in and committed to CNMI’s long-term recovery plan to restore a functioning, healthy economy, improve infrastructure, expand housing, address environmental considerations, and make CNMI more resistant to future disasters.</p> <p>###</p> <p><em>FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. </em><em>Follow FEMA Region 9 online at </em><a href="http://www.twitter.com/femaregion9"><em>twitter.com/femaregion9</em></a><em> or view more news releases at </em><a href="https://www.fema.gov/fema-regions/region-ix"><em>fema.gov/fema-regions/region-ix</em></a><em>.</em></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>robert.barker</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 12/02/2020 - 16:21</span> Wed, 02 Dec 2020 21:21:00 +0000 robert.barker 604673 at https://www.fema.gov Two Weeks Left https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201209/2ju-hu-magam <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Two Weeks Left</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><em>Wildfire survivors should call FEMA Helpine or visit DisasterAssistance.gov by Dec. 16</em></p> <p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Individuals and households with losses due to the wildfires in <a>Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, Napa, San Bernardino, San Diego, Shasta, Siskiyou and Sonoma</a> counties have two weeks left to register for assistance from FEMA. The deadline is Dec. 16, 2020.</p> <p>These counties are included in federal Disaster 4569, declared initially Oct. 16 for seven counties and expanded later.</p> <p>FEMA monetary awards help eligible survivors pay for rent, home repair/replacement and many other serious disaster-related needs, including replacement or repair of vehicles, funeral expenses, medical or dental expenses and miscellaneous other costs. To be reimbursed by FEMA, survivors should photograph damage and save repair receipts.                 </p> <p>Survivors should contact their insurers and file a claim for the disaster-caused damage before they register with FEMA. Survivors with insurance should register with FEMA even when they aren’t yet certain whether they will be eligible. FEMA may be able to help with costs that insurance doesn’t cover. The agency can determine eligibility once an applicant’s insurance claim is settled, but there won’t be any FEMA reimbursement for those who fail to register by the Dec. 16 deadline. FEMA cannot pay insurance deductibles.</p> <p>Survivors can register with FEMA for federal aid in one of three ways:</p> <ul><li>Online at <a href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov">DisasterAssistance.gov</a>;</li> <li>By downloading the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/app">FEMA app</a> to a smartphone or tablet; or</li> <li>By calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. PST. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel, should provide FEMA with the specific number assigned to that service when they register.</li> </ul><p>The helpline staff can also answer questions about applications already submitted.</p> <p>To register you will need the following information:</p> <ul><li>Social Security number</li> <li>Insurance policy information</li> <li>Address of the damaged primary dwelling</li> <li>A description of disaster-caused damage and losses</li> <li>Current mailing address</li> <li>Current telephone number</li> <li>Total household annual income</li> <li>Routing and account number of your checking or savings account (for direct transfer of funds to your bank account)</li> </ul><p>After you register, FEMA will email you a temporary PIN that you can use to create an account at <a href="https://www.disasterassistance.gov/">DisasterAssistance.gov</a>. The account will enable you to check the status of your application, view messages from FEMA, update your personal information and upload documents FEMA may need to determine your eligibility for grants.</p> <p>If you are unable to upload your documents, mail them to FEMA at P.O. Box 10055, Hyattsville MD 20782-8055 or fax them to 800-827-8112.</p> <p><strong>Inspections</strong></p> <p><a>During COVID-19, inspections for damaged homes will be conducted by phone. Remote inspections are comparable to traditional, in-person inspections and can expedite recovery assistance, based on eligibility. For security purposes, the inspector will verify your identity by asking a series of qualifying questions and then provide you with the first four digits of your application number to complete verification.</a></p> <p>If you reported that you cannot safely live in your home, <a>a FEMA inspector will contact you by phone</a><a> and ask about the type and extent of damage sustained.</a> Survivors with minimal damage who can live in their homes will not automatically be scheduled for a home inspection when applying to FEMA, but FEMA will provide an inspection if the survivor contacts the agency to report finding more damage than originally reported. Inspectors record damage; they have no role in determining the amount or type of grants a survivor may receive.</p> <p><a>Remote inspections don’t affect the FEMA Other Needs Assistance program. This assistance does not require an inspection and includes possible awards for childcare, transportation, medical, dental, funeral expenses, replacement of personal property, or moving and storage assistance.</a></p> <p>FEMA will perform remote inspections even if it can’t verify an applicant’s identity, primary residence or home ownership through automated records searches performed as part of the application process. FEMA will send a letter to applicants requesting documents they must provide to be considered for assistance after the inspeciton. Inspectors are not allowed to collect documentation from applicants.</p> <p><strong>U.S. Small Business Administration</strong></p> <p>Dec. 16 is also the deadline to apply for a disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration. <a>Grants from FEMA are meant to give eligible survivors a start on their road to recovery. The primary source of recovery funding for many, however, is a loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), which makes disaster loans to individuals and businesses of all sizes. </a></p> <p>Survivors can find out more and apply for a loan at <a href="https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/">DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov/</a>. For additional assistance, contact the SBA’s Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center. Customer service representatives are available to assist individuals and business owners, answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each person complete their electronic loan application. The Virtual DLOC is open 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST daily. Call 800-659-2955<strong> </strong>or email <a href="mailto:FOCWAssistance@sba.gov">FOCWAssistance@sba.gov</a>.</p> <p><a>These services are only available for the California disaster declaration as a result of the wildfires and not for COVID-19-related assistance.</a></p> <p>For the latest information on wildfire recovery, visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4569"><em>www.fema.gov/disaster/4569</em></a> and follow the FEMA Region 9 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion9"><em>twitter.com/femaregion9</em></a>.</p> <p><strong><em>###</em></strong></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>bree-constance…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 12/02/2020 - 14:58</span> Wed, 02 Dec 2020 19:58:50 +0000 bree-constance.huffin 604658 at https://www.fema.gov Floods Follow Fires Those at Risk of Mudflows Encouraged to Buy Flood Insurance https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201202/floods-follow-fires-those-risk-mudflows-encouraged-buy-flood-insurance <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Floods Follow Fires Those at Risk of Mudflows Encouraged to Buy Flood Insurance</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Having survived a tough season of wildfires, many California property owners must now contend with the risk of flooding and mudflow as a consequence of the compromised landscapes in the burn scars. Wildfires destroy vegetation that supports and strengthens hillsides. Without plants to hold the earth in place, even a small amount of rain can start a mudflow. This can happen quickly and with little warning.</p> <p>Property owners don’t have to bear all the risk themselves, because mudflow coverage is part of a standard policy from FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). </p> <p>Mudflow is covered subject to the definition of flooding in the NFIP Standard Flood Insurance Policy (SFIP). The SFIP defines mudflow as "a river of liquid and flowing mud on the surfaces of normally dry land areas, as when earth is carried by a current of water.” A complete copy of the NFIP policy, including the definition of flooding and mudflow, is available <a href="https://urldefense.us/v3/__https:/lnks.gd/l/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDAsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDEyMDEuMzE0MDA1MjEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5mZW1hLmdvdi9mbG9vZC1pbnN1cmFuY2UvZmluZC1mb3JtL3VuZGVyd3JpdGluZyJ9.tuA8tIBNfYpD8vg3t-FQ5RDq-91Wl5LQhLG4YU_ZLoU/s/641885471/br/90862635907-l__;!!BClRuOV5cvtbuNI!UlRdb65K9ttSHUAKv0IEmWpVdITEZuzzY7MkxWEL4evt--WCjD7WA1QRJ8kRRpXKdgAI3GYyFAXQhLo$">here.</a></p> <p>Mudflows are sudden, costly and destructive. Unfortunately, the recent wildfires have increased the risk of mudflow for anyone whose home is downhill from a fire-scorched area. That increased risk lasts for several years until enough new vegetation takes root.</p> <p>Take action now and protect yourself with an NFIP policy, which offers flood insurance coverage to property owners, renters and business owners. The maximum coverage available for a residential building is $250,000  and $100,000 for contents. Non-residential (commercial) structures are eligible for  maximum coverage of $500,000 on the building and $500,000 on contents.  For additional information and to purchase an NFIP policy, contact your insurance agent today.</p> <p>Generally, there is a 30-day waiting period before an NFIP policy becomes effective. Those at risk of flooding or mudflows are encouraged to buy flood insurance now as winter rains will soon be here.</p> <p>For more information on the NFIP or to locate an insurance agent, you may contact the Help Center at:  877-336-2627 or visit: <a href="https://urldefense.us/v3/__https:/lnks.gd/l/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDEsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDEyMDEuMzE0MDA1MjEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5mbG9vZHNtYXJ0Lmdvdi8ifQ.buKaXB9G3DXvi1D1bMXIAYxB8YmBXWs46LHmL2TFdpo/s/641885471/br/90862635907-l__;!!BClRuOV5cvtbuNI!UlRdb65K9ttSHUAKv0IEmWpVdITEZuzzY7MkxWEL4evt--WCjD7WA1QRJ8kRRpXKdgAI3GYyW5z79r8$">FloodSmart.gov</a>.</p> <p>Dec. 16 is the aid registration deadline for survivors of wildfires in 10 counties included in the Disaster 4569 declaration for September fires. The counties are Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, Napa, San Bernardino, San Diego, Shasta, Siskiyou and Sonoma. Even if you have insurance, please consider registering with FEMA before the deadline. Federal assistance may be available to meet outstanding needs not met by insurance.</p> <p>For the latest information on wildfire recovery, visit <a href="https://urldefense.us/v3/__https:/lnks.gd/l/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDIsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDEyMDEuMzE0MDA1MjEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5mZW1hLmdvdi9kaXNhc3Rlci80NTY5In0.6aXVCIkHTy4swTD1FoKl_GsutA7JZg_7KdoTbLZTSLE/s/641885471/br/90862635907-l__;!!BClRuOV5cvtbuNI!UlRdb65K9ttSHUAKv0IEmWpVdITEZuzzY7MkxWEL4evt--WCjD7WA1QRJ8kRRpXKdgAI3GYyP3BbSEg$"><em>www.fema.gov/disaster/4569</em></a> and follow the FEMA Region 9 Twitter account at <a href="https://urldefense.us/v3/__https:/lnks.gd/l/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDMsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDEyMDEuMzE0MDA1MjEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3R3aXR0ZXIuY29tL2ZlbWFyZWdpb245In0.gs4iMJjYkM9cszwMiiYhUYe6GyCuyBOOptKXEkPgCrI/s/641885471/br/90862635907-l__;!!BClRuOV5cvtbuNI!UlRdb65K9ttSHUAKv0IEmWpVdITEZuzzY7MkxWEL4evt--WCjD7WA1QRJ8kRRpXKdgAI3GYyxtYJDxA$"><em>twitter.com/femaregion9</em></a>.</p> <p><em><strong>###</strong></em></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>bree-constance…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 12/02/2020 - 14:51</span> Wed, 02 Dec 2020 19:51:59 +0000 bree-constance.huffin 604655 at https://www.fema.gov Additional FEMA Help Approved for Nine California Counties https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201125/additional-fema-help-approved-nine-california-counties <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Additional FEMA Help Approved for Nine California Counties</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Additional help has been approved for nine California counties ravaged by the September/October wildfires.</p> <p>The following assistance, approved Nov. 25, is added to the Oct. 16 presidential disaster declaration for the wildfire period Sept. 4 through Nov. 17, 2020:</p> <ul><li>Del Norte County for Public Assistance, including direct federal assistance.</li> <li>Fresno, Madera, Mendocino, Napa, Shasta, Siskiyou, and Sonoma counties for debris removal (Category A) and permanent work (Categories C-G). These counties are already designated for Individual Assistance and emergency protective measures (Category B), including direct federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program.</li> <li>Yuba County for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B), including direct federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program.</li> </ul><p>FEMA’s PA program provides federal grant assistance to help communities quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the president. An applicant is a nonfederal entity (a local, state, territorial or tribal government or an eligible private nonprofit organization) that applies for assistance under a federal award.</p> <p>Federal funds pay for not less than 75 percent of the eligible cost of emergency work and permanent work.</p> <p>The PA program benefits everyone – neighborhoods, towns, cities, counties, states and their residents. Funds are used for projects to renovate classrooms, refurbish hospitals, restore parks and repair public transportation systems so students can go to safe schools, doctors and nurses can provide medical care and families can enjoy the outdoors in public parks.</p> <p>For the latest information on wildfire recovery, visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4569"><em>www.fema.gov/disaster/4569</em></a> and follow the FEMA Region 9 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion9"><em>twitter.com/femaregion9</em></a>.</p> <p><strong><em>###</em></strong></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>bree-constance…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/25/2020 - 18:02</span> Wed, 25 Nov 2020 23:02:24 +0000 bree-constance.huffin 604226 at https://www.fema.gov Oregon Wildfires: Wells, Septic Systems May be Eligible for FEMA Assistance https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201124/incendios-forestales-en-oregon-los-sistemas-septicos-y-de-pozos-danados <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Oregon Wildfires: Wells, Septic Systems May be Eligible for FEMA Assistance </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a><strong>Salem, Ore.</strong> -- </a>Oregon residents who lost access to water and sewer service through their private wells and septic systems due to the September wildfires could be considered for financial assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.</p> <p>Residents in Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn and Marion counties designated for federal assistance to individuals and households due to 2020 wildfires may be eligible for a FEMA award for household repairs not usually covered by insurance. This includes repair or replacement of septic systems and wells damaged by wildfires.</p> <p>Settlement of a homeowner’s insurance policy is the primary source of money to pay for home repairs following a major disaster. FEMA assistance cannot duplicate insurance coverage. However, households that don’t have insurance or have received an insurance settlement less than the cost to repair serious damage may apply to FEMA for help with costs that are necessary to have a functioning home, including for repair or replacement of private wells and/or septic systems.</p> <p><strong>Step to take to be considered for assistance with your private well and/or septic system:</strong></p> <ul><li>Apply with FEMA: online at <a href="https://www.disasterassistance.gov/">DisasterAssistance.gov</a>; through the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/mobile-app-text-messages">FEMA App</a>; or by phone at <strong>800-621-3362 </strong>(TTY: 800-462-7585) from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. PST daily. Be sure to report any damages to your well as a result of the disaster. Those who use a Relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their assigned number for that service. They should be aware phone calls from FEMA may come from an unidentified number.</li> </ul><p>If you have applied with FEMA and have not had a home inspection, you should let the FEMA inspector know you have a private well and/or septic system. <a>If you have applied with FEMA and are insured, you should contact the helpline and let them know that you have well/septic damage so that an inspection can be issued.  </a>If you have already had an inspection and your well or septic system wasn’t reported, you may send FEMA a dated and signed letter, along with a contractor’s estimate, indicating you are appealing for the well/septic system.  </p> <p><strong>In situations where you received FEMA assistance for your private well/septic system, but additional help for these costs is needed, you may submit an appeal:</strong></p> <ul><li>You should provide to FEMA a verifiable estimate/receipt indicating the well/septic system was physically damaged, collapsed, and/or is no longer functioning as a direct result of the disaster. You will need to include a dated and signed letter, along with the contractor’s estimate, indicating you are appealing for the well/septic system.</li> <li>If the submitted estimates/receipts do not specifically include this information, FEMA will call the contractor to confirm the information.</li> </ul><p>You may always contact the FEMA Helpline at <strong>800-621-3362 </strong>(TTY: 800-462-7585) if you have any questions about your disaster assistance options.</p> <p> </p> <p>                                                                                            ###</p> <p>Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). Those who use a Relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their assigned number for that service. They should be aware phone calls from FEMA may come from an unidentified number. Multilingual operators are available. (Press 2 for Spanish)</p> <p>Disaster survivors affected by the Oregon wildfires and straight-line winds can also get personalized mitigation advice to repair and rebuild safer and stronger from a FEMA Mitigation Specialist. For information on how to rebuild safer and stronger or to inquire as to your new flood risk following a fire near you, email <a href="mailto:FEMA-R10-MIT@fema.dhs.gov">FEMA-R10-MIT@fema.dhs.gov</a>, a FEMA Hazard Mitigation specialist will respond survivor inquiries.</p> <p>Follow FEMA Region 10 on <a href="https://twitter.com/FEMARegion10">Twitter</a> and <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/fema-region-10">LinkedIn</a> for the latest updates and visit <a href="http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4562">fema.gov</a> for more information.</p> <p><em>FEMA's mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.</em></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>jassiel.oliveromelo</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 11/24/2020 - 20:42</span> Wed, 25 Nov 2020 01:42:03 +0000 jassiel.oliveromelo 604187 at https://www.fema.gov Keep Your Family, Pets Safe When Using Generators During Power Outages https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201120/keep-your-family-pets-safe-when-using-generators-during-power-outages <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Keep Your Family, Pets Safe When Using Generators During Power Outages</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As California continues to recover from wildfires, FEMA urges everyone who experiences a power outage to be safe when using portable generators.</p> <p>Do not use generators inside your home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area. Keep them outside of your living spaces and away from doors, windows and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come inside. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that could kill you, your family and your pets.</p> <p>Be sure to check on your family and neighbors who may be using generators to remind them about the importance of keeping generators outside of their home and other enclosed spaces.</p> <p>If you are using a generator for any reason, this information can help keep you and your household safe:</p> <ul><li>Place generators at least 20 feet away from your home, downwind away from open doors, windows and vents.</li> <li>Before refueling it, turn off the generator and let it cool for 15-20 minutes.</li> <li>Never try to power the house wiring by plugging the generator into a wall outlet; instead, use a heavy-duty, outdoor extension cord to plug appliances into generators.</li> <li>Do not use generators in rain or wet conditions.</li> <li>Place a fire extinguisher nearby.</li> <li>Get a carbon monoxide monitor for your home.</li> </ul><p>For additional information about generators and carbon monoxide:</p> <ul><li>Watch this generator safety video from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and FEMA that includes American Sign Language: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7GIOzABRHA">youtube.com/watch?v=n7GIOzABRHA</a>.</li> <li>Learn about carbon monoxide from the CDC at <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/co/">cdc.gov/co/</a> or call 800-232-4636.</li> </ul><p>For the latest information on wildfire recovery, visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4558"><em>www.fema.gov/disaster/4558</em></a><em>, </em><a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4569"><em>www.fema.gov/disaster/4569</em></a> and follow the FEMA Region 9 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion9"><em>twitter.com/femaregion9</em></a>.</p> <p><strong><em>###</em></strong></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>bree-constance…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 11/20/2020 - 16:45</span> Fri, 20 Nov 2020 21:45:41 +0000 bree-constance.huffin 603508 at https://www.fema.gov Schedule Changes at Napa County Mobile Registration Intake Center https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201120/schedule-changes-napa-county-mobile-registration-intake-center <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Schedule Changes at Napa County Mobile Registration Intake Center</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center serving wildfire survivors in Napa County has ended Saturday operations.</p> <p>It will remain open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays at the First Presbyterian Church, 1428 Spring St., St. Helena CA 94574.</p> <p>The center assists survivors with disaster information as part of the ongoing response and recovery mission for FEMA and the state of California. It offers an opportunity for survivors to register for federal aid, especially those without access to internet or telephone service.</p> <p>Survivors can also register with FEMA:</p> <ul><li>Online at <a href="https://urldefense.us/v2/url?u=https-3A__lnks.gd_l_eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDAsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDExMTkuMzA4MDM4OTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwOi8vd3d3LmRpc2FzdGVyYXNzaXN0YW5jZS5nb3YvIn0.dKBfZ-5FG-5FGne7Sye8Ftyvf7qIIfwA-2DbO7cuhLEB6QC5M_s_641885471_br_90141049856-2Dl&amp;d=DwMFAA&amp;c=2plI3hXH8ww3j2g8pV19QHIf4SmK_I-Eol_p9P0CttE&amp;r=w8cPKuXJOsFizjpR7ump21FuhvK4kH6-NC9mLB5a28XPCUQc-kjQPMwRicbsN9GZ&amp;m=J1pREIjelA81o1cZkFKtVUDe6fZLymP2dPN80Oh-BJc&amp;s=xc0hnAAWGIoaqjeXEUEQRO8I68Kv7dO8aD1h6PcKjfI&amp;e=">DisasterAssistance.gov</a>;</li> <li>By downloading the <a href="https://urldefense.us/v2/url?u=https-3A__lnks.gd_l_eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDEsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDExMTkuMzA4MDM4OTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5mZW1hLmdvdi9hYm91dC9uZXdzLW11bHRpbWVkaWEvYXBwIn0.pyPXyEDT5rdxoI-2D8HyBHsxmA5-5FqlfqqDY3C-5FYUXKryc_s_641885471_br_90141049856-2Dl&amp;d=DwMFAA&amp;c=2plI3hXH8ww3j2g8pV19QHIf4SmK_I-Eol_p9P0CttE&amp;r=w8cPKuXJOsFizjpR7ump21FuhvK4kH6-NC9mLB5a28XPCUQc-kjQPMwRicbsN9GZ&amp;m=J1pREIjelA81o1cZkFKtVUDe6fZLymP2dPN80Oh-BJc&amp;s=58mngBwnoIvzYErJSBNniLDBksXD3dmJ_9oiPrPfUFA&amp;e=">FEMA app</a> to a smartphone or tablet; or</li> <li>By calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) between 7 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. PST. If you use a relay service such as a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel, provide FEMA the specific number assigned to that service when you register.</li> <li>The helpline staff can also answer questions about applications already submitted.</li> </ul><p>Financial awards for eligible survivors may include rent, home repair, home replacement and other disaster-related needs such as childcare, personal property replacement and medical or dental expenses.</p> <p>Survivors are reminded to keep FEMA informed if they change their mailing addresses or phone numbers so that their aid will not be delayed. To update personal information, survivors may call the FEMA Helpline or use their personal FEMA accounts they set up when registering for assistance with the <a href="https://urldefense.us/v2/url?u=https-3A__lnks.gd_l_eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDIsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDExMTkuMzA4MDM4OTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5mZW1hLmdvdi9hYm91dC9uZXdzLW11bHRpbWVkaWEvYXBwIn0.bD4NI4Yo7-2DB1ymoCmrNQzGlUFe0LYrFh89ho7t-2D7-5Frk_s_641885471_br_90141049856-2Dl&amp;d=DwMFAA&amp;c=2plI3hXH8ww3j2g8pV19QHIf4SmK_I-Eol_p9P0CttE&amp;r=w8cPKuXJOsFizjpR7ump21FuhvK4kH6-NC9mLB5a28XPCUQc-kjQPMwRicbsN9GZ&amp;m=J1pREIjelA81o1cZkFKtVUDe6fZLymP2dPN80Oh-BJc&amp;s=jNvMlJlDmjhOJ-AVpei97aXElXBhI6hahjed8V89AcY&amp;e=">FEMA app</a> or at <a href="https://urldefense.us/v2/url?u=https-3A__lnks.gd_l_eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDMsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDExMTkuMzA4MDM4OTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwOi8vd3d3LmRpc2FzdGVyYXNzaXN0YW5jZS5nb3YvIn0.-5FxCQ-2DNt3u0PnJjWiwS6ExE8kfJdoscZ1l2KSj5E0U1M_s_641885471_br_90141049856-2Dl&amp;d=DwMFAA&amp;c=2plI3hXH8ww3j2g8pV19QHIf4SmK_I-Eol_p9P0CttE&amp;r=w8cPKuXJOsFizjpR7ump21FuhvK4kH6-NC9mLB5a28XPCUQc-kjQPMwRicbsN9GZ&amp;m=J1pREIjelA81o1cZkFKtVUDe6fZLymP2dPN80Oh-BJc&amp;s=zS5T5Bq9lw-PKz8i7XTbdiPXgonpm0nK3xcMSZotmKM&amp;e=">DisasterAssistance.gov</a>.</p> <p>Napa County was included in two recent federal wildfire disaster declarations: Disaster 4558 and Disaster 4569. The first includes the LNU Lightning Complex fires that started in August. Deadline to apply with FEMA for aid is Saturday, Nov. 21. The second, declared in October, includes the Glass Fire that started Sept. 27. Deadline is Dec. 16 to register with FEMA for aid for Disaster 4569.</p> <p>For the latest information on wildfire recovery, visit <a href="https://urldefense.us/v2/url?u=https-3A__lnks.gd_l_eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDQsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDExMTkuMzA4MDM4OTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5mZW1hLmdvdi9kaXNhc3Rlci80NTY5In0.fKd49aRwmp96wD9OpaZwu9teKA0pnVOmh3UUHJTJlgA_s_641885471_br_90141049856-2Dl&amp;d=DwMFAA&amp;c=2plI3hXH8ww3j2g8pV19QHIf4SmK_I-Eol_p9P0CttE&amp;r=w8cPKuXJOsFizjpR7ump21FuhvK4kH6-NC9mLB5a28XPCUQc-kjQPMwRicbsN9GZ&amp;m=J1pREIjelA81o1cZkFKtVUDe6fZLymP2dPN80Oh-BJc&amp;s=_mYzIuHTMi-vGGVo2aTRZakq9KWN-wS7jx57UIUBX1Y&amp;e="><em>www.fema.gov/disaster/4569</em></a> and follow the FEMA Region 9 Twitter account at <a href="https://urldefense.us/v2/url?u=https-3A__lnks.gd_l_eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDUsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDExMTkuMzA4MDM4OTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3R3aXR0ZXIuY29tL2ZlbWFyZWdpb245In0.RyrK4oHaCunRQa6MjljU5MhhIv5LRw1zNXVYugXA-5Fq8_s_641885471_br_90141049856-2Dl&amp;d=DwMFAA&amp;c=2plI3hXH8ww3j2g8pV19QHIf4SmK_I-Eol_p9P0CttE&amp;r=w8cPKuXJOsFizjpR7ump21FuhvK4kH6-NC9mLB5a28XPCUQc-kjQPMwRicbsN9GZ&amp;m=J1pREIjelA81o1cZkFKtVUDe6fZLymP2dPN80Oh-BJc&amp;s=2P1fHIupmpLQ-KeabkTqB4l9IgemAFHj_it_-HS723E&amp;e="><em>twitter.com/femaregion9</em></a>.</p> <p><strong><em>###</em></strong></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>bree-constance…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 11/20/2020 - 14:24</span> Fri, 20 Nov 2020 19:24:25 +0000 bree-constance.huffin 603499 at https://www.fema.gov Mobile Registration Intake Center Visits Shasta County https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201119/mobile-registration-intake-center-visits-shasta-county <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Mobile Registration Intake Center Visits Shasta County</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center is open this weekend in Shasta County to serve wildfire survivors.</p> <p>The intake center is part of the ongoing response and recovery mission for FEMA and the state of California to assist survivors with disaster information.</p> <p>It is located at Igo-Ono Elementary School, 6429 Placer Road, Igo CA 96047. It will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 and Sunday, Nov. 22.</p> <p>The center is a temporary site to support survivors with disaster information. It offers an optional opportunity for survivors to register, especially those without access to internet or telephone service.</p> <p>Survivors also may register with FEMA in one of three ways:</p> <ul><li>Online at <a href="https://urldefense.us/v3/__https:/lnks.gd/l/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDAsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDExMTguMzA3MTk5NzEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwOi8vd3d3LmRpc2FzdGVyYXNzaXN0YW5jZS5nb3YifQ.VhCa71wLrn_WeBP14K7BXynO5V7TNaTbXQwIEGYYbcg/s/641885471/br/90036163051-l__;!!BClRuOV5cvtbuNI!QUH8SAy9u6Nbb-wbDHIzZoWsRq2Ui4FYoB6eSRiuxiJLdlrdnivPoZSbDQPkUzLrkDn-7KZN7JkokcQ$">disasterassistance.gov</a>;</li> <li>By downloading the <a href="https://urldefense.us/v3/__https:/lnks.gd/l/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDEsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDExMTguMzA3MTk5NzEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5mZW1hLmdvdi9hYm91dC9uZXdzLW11bHRpbWVkaWEvYXBwIn0.iKoB005QOuW7sGRFsBHrA2n2M7AolAUjIV2LFbk75Mk/s/641885471/br/90036163051-l__;!!BClRuOV5cvtbuNI!QUH8SAy9u6Nbb-wbDHIzZoWsRq2Ui4FYoB6eSRiuxiJLdlrdnivPoZSbDQPkUzLrkDn-7KZNvw9a4WE$">FEMA app</a> to a smartphone or tablet; or</li> <li>By calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) between 7 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. PST. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel, should provide FEMA with the specific number assigned to that service when they register.</li> <li>The helpline staff can also answer questions about applications already submitted.</li> <li>Deadline to register for assistance under DR-4569 is Dec. 16.</li> </ul><p>Registration enables FEMA to determine residents’ eligibility for financial assistance that may include rent, home repair, home replacement and other serious disaster-related needs such as childcare, transportation and medical, funeral or dental expenses.</p> <p>For the latest information on wildfire recovery, visit <a href="https://urldefense.us/v3/__https:/lnks.gd/l/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDIsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDExMTguMzA3MTk5NzEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5mZW1hLmdvdi9kaXNhc3Rlci80NTY5In0.ih-dXIE4HK7Q7oOw9PvJVpIqgcwi-uBK5nwqxU1H03s/s/641885471/br/90036163051-l__;!!BClRuOV5cvtbuNI!QUH8SAy9u6Nbb-wbDHIzZoWsRq2Ui4FYoB6eSRiuxiJLdlrdnivPoZSbDQPkUzLrkDn-7KZN7UQ3xhM$"><em>www.fema.gov/disaster/4569</em></a>. Follow the FEMA Region 9 Twitter account at <a href="https://urldefense.us/v3/__https:/lnks.gd/l/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDMsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDExMTguMzA3MTk5NzEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3R3aXR0ZXIuY29tL2ZlbWFyZWdpb245In0.PXpa3w_LUifYvC8WQEVJGJ0K_4XbBxRzlRMAir4THY4/s/641885471/br/90036163051-l__;!!BClRuOV5cvtbuNI!QUH8SAy9u6Nbb-wbDHIzZoWsRq2Ui4FYoB6eSRiuxiJLdlrdnivPoZSbDQPkUzLrkDn-7KZN6mvkfd8$"><em>twitter.com/femaregion9</em></a>.</p> <p><strong><em>###</em></strong></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>bree-constance…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 11/19/2020 - 12:19</span> Thu, 19 Nov 2020 17:19:54 +0000 bree-constance.huffin 603421 at https://www.fema.gov SoCal Water District Receives $2.8M to Protect Infrastructure After an Earthquake https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201119/socal-water-district-receives-28m-protect-infrastructure-after-earthquake <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">SoCal Water District Receives $2.8M to Protect Infrastructure After an Earthquake </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>OAKLAND, Calif.</strong> – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted $2.8 million to the Moulton Niguel Water District to seismically retrofit 18 potable water storage tanks.</p> <p>All 18 tanks in Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo are near active earthquake fault zones in Orange County, making them susceptible to shaking loose from their foundations, rupturing or potentially sliding down hillsides during a large incident.</p> <p>Completion of the project will bring the equipment into compliance with current seismic codes and standards, which will significantly reduce the risk of tank damage and ensure water remains drinkable for 172,000 homes and businesses after a seismic event.</p> <p>The $3.7 million project includes a $2.8 million grant from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), with the remaining $928,000 from non-federal sources.</p> <p>FEMA’s HMGP helps states, territories, federally-recognized tribes, local communities, and certain private, non-profit organizations become more resilient to potential infrastructure damage and reduce future disaster costs. In the past 31 years, FEMA has invested nearly $1.4 billion to reduce disaster risk in California.</p> <p>###</p> <p><em>FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. </em><em>Follow FEMA Region 9 online at </em><a href="http://www.twitter.com/femaregion9"><em>twitter.com/femaregion9</em></a><em> or view more news releases at </em><a href="https://www.fema.gov/fema-regions/region-ix"><em>fema.gov/fema-regions/region-ix</em></a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>robert.barker</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 11/19/2020 - 12:19</span> Thu, 19 Nov 2020 17:19:28 +0000 robert.barker 603418 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for the Pinehaven Fire https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201118/fema-fire-management-assistance-granted-pinehaven-fire <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for the Pinehaven Fire </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>OAKLAND, Calif. </strong>– The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the state of Nevada in combating the Pinehaven Fire burning in Washoe County.</p> <p>On Nov. 17, 2020, the state of Nevada submitted a request for a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) for the Pinehaven Fire. At the time of the request, the fire threatened approximately 20,000 homes in and around the communities of Caughlin Ranch, Skyline and Riverview in the Reno area. The fire also threatened around 500 businesses, power lines, telecommunications infrastructure and the Galena River Watershed.</p> <p>The FEMA regional administrator approved the state’s request on Nov. 17, 2020, as the fire threatened to become a major incident.</p> <p>FMAGs provide federal funding for up to 75 percent of eligible firefighting costs. The Disaster Relief Fund provides allowances for FMAGs through FEMA to assist in fighting fires that threaten to cause major disasters. Eligible costs covered by FMAGs can include expenses for field camps, equipment use, materials, supplies and mobilization, and demobilization activities attributed to fighting the fire.</p> <p>For more information on FMAGs, visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/assistance/public/fire-management-assistance">fema.gov/assistance/public/fire-management-assistance</a>.</p> <p>###</p> <p><em>FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. </em><em>Follow FEMA Region 9 online at </em><a href="http://www.twitter.com/femaregion9"><em>twitter.com/femaregion9</em></a><em> or view more news releases at </em><a href="https://www.fema.gov/fema-regions/region-ix"><em>fema.gov/fema-regions/region-ix</em></a><em>.</em></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>robert.barker</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/18/2020 - 10:41</span> Wed, 18 Nov 2020 15:41:09 +0000 robert.barker 602971 at https://www.fema.gov AdventHealth Granted $1.1M to Ensure Safety After an Earthquake https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201117/adventhealth-granted-11m-ensure-safety-after-earthquake <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">AdventHealth Granted $1.1M to Ensure Safety After an Earthquake </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>OAKLAND, Calif.</strong> – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted $1.1 million to AdventHealth to earthquake retrofit White Memorial Medical Center (WMMC).</p> <p>Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, WMMC provides critical healthcare services to vulnerable populations in the communities of Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles. It also serves the area as a Pediatric Medical Center, with specialized physicians and resources to treat pediatric patients. WMMC’s ability to remain operational following a major seismic event is essential in order to provide lifesaving and life-sustaining services to patients and residents.</p> <p>The grant will fund structural and nonstructural seismic improvements to the east and south towers of WMMC. The east tower will receive structural improvements that reinforce existing concrete walls, install new foundation footings, and retrofit interior structural and non-structural utilities and equipment. South tower improvements will anchor and brace equipment and utilities in several areas from the basement to the roof.</p> <p>Completion of the retrofit will ensure WMMC staff and patient safety during a large earthquake and allow its facilities to continue providing uninterrupted acute care afterward.</p> <p>The $1.4 million project includes a $1.1 million grant from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), with the remaining $365,000 from non-federal sources.</p> <p>FEMA’s HMGP helps states, territories, federally-recognized tribes, local communities, and certain private, non-profit organizations become more resilient to potential infrastructure damage and reduce future disaster costs. In the past 31 years, FEMA has invested nearly $1.4 billion to reduce disaster risk in California.</p> <p>###</p> <p><em>FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. </em><em>Follow FEMA Region 9 online at </em><a href="http://www.twitter.com/femaregion9"><em>twitter.com/femaregion9</em></a><em> or view more news releases at </em><a href="https://www.fema.gov/fema-regions/region-ix"><em>fema.gov/fema-regions/region-ix</em></a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>robert.barker</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 11/17/2020 - 11:53</span> Tue, 17 Nov 2020 16:53:46 +0000 robert.barker 602740 at https://www.fema.gov Mobile Registration Intake Center Open in Madera County https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201116/mobile-registration-intake-center-open-madera-county <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Mobile Registration Intake Center Open in Madera County</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center opens in Madera County Tuesday, Nov. 17, for five days to serve wildfire survivors.</p> <p>The intake center is part of the ongoing response and recovery mission for FEMA and the state of California to assist survivors with disaster information.</p> <p>It is located at Mountain Christian Center Church, 40299 Highway 49, Oakhurst, CA 96344. It will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 through Saturday, Nov. 21.</p> <p>The centers are temporary sites to support survivors with disaster information. They offer an optional opportunity for survivors to register, especially those without access to internet or telephone service.</p> <p>Survivors also may register with FEMA in one of three ways:</p> <ul><li>Online at <a href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov">DisasterAssistance.gov</a>;</li> <li>By downloading the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/app">FEMA app</a> to a smartphone or tablet; or</li> <li>By calling the <strong>FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362</strong> (TTY 800-462-7585) between 7 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. PST. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel, should provide FEMA with the specific number assigned to that service when they register.</li> <li>The helpline staff can also answer questions about applications already submitted.</li> <li>Deadline to register for assistance under DR-4569 is Dec. 16.</li> </ul><p>Registration enables FEMA to determine residents’ eligibility for financial assistance that may include rent, home repair, home replacement and other serious disaster-related needs such as childcare, transportation and medical, funeral or dental expenses.</p> <p><a>For the latest information on wildfire recovery, visit </a><a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4569"><em>www.fema.gov/disaster/4569</em></a>. Follow the FEMA Region 9 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion9"><em>twitter.com/femaregion9</em></a>.</p> <p><strong><em>###</em></strong></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>bree-constance…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/16/2020 - 21:55</span> Tue, 17 Nov 2020 02:55:13 +0000 bree-constance.huffin 602524 at https://www.fema.gov Wildfire Survivors Have One Month Left to Register for FEMA Aid https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201116/wildfire-survivors-have-one-month-left-register-fema-aid <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Wildfire Survivors Have One Month Left to Register for FEMA Aid</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Individuals and households with losses due to the wildfires in Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, Napa, San Bernardino, San Diego, Shasta, Siskiyou and Sonoma counties have one month left to register for assistance from FEMA. The deadline is Dec. 16, 2020.</p> <p> FEMA monetary awards help eligible survivors pay for rent, home repair/replacement and many other serious disaster-related needs, including replacement or repair of vehicles, funeral expenses, medical or dental expenses and miscellaneous other costs. To be reimbursed by FEMA, survivors should photograph damage and save repair receipts.</p> <p>Survivors should contact their insurers and file a claim for the disaster-caused damage before they register with FEMA. Survivors with insurance should register with FEMA even when they aren’t yet certain whether they will be eligible. FEMA may be able to help with costs that insurance doesn’t cover. The agency can determine eligibility once an applicant’s insurance claim is settled—but there won’t be any FEMA reimbursement for those who fail to register by the Dec. 16 deadline. FEMA cannot pay insurance deductibles.</p> <p>Survivors can register with FEMA for federal aid in one of three ways:</p> <ul><li>Online at <a href="https://urldefense.us/v2/url?u=https-3A__lnks.gd_l_eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDIsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDExMTYuMzA1ODIyNTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5kaXNhc3RlcmFzc2lzdGFuY2UuZ292LyJ9.24tduHszPU-5FO6KMokw-2DvbT-5FztKcZ28gGCjEK2ePEhho_s_641885471_br_89859338338-2Dl&amp;d=DwMFAA&amp;c=2plI3hXH8ww3j2g8pV19QHIf4SmK_I-Eol_p9P0CttE&amp;r=w8cPKuXJOsFizjpR7ump21FuhvK4kH6-NC9mLB5a28XPCUQc-kjQPMwRicbsN9GZ&amp;m=AocBUOnc1URtLuVkfW1EU6bgfhfDSh52NbutRAOr_-4&amp;s=BiTluoGxdAvFgoiu4D4eiDu9c3HQUsrDLgvqw-YhQ0c&amp;e=">disasterassistance.</a><a href="https://urldefense.us/v2/url?u=https-3A__lnks.gd_l_eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDAsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDExMTYuMzA1ODIyNTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwOi8vd3d3LmRpc2FzdGVyYXNzaXN0YW5jZS5nb3YifQ.8LRNlZfHFoX2XtHpOSiKDQjCYetlUGvzhB66MMGQBHg_s_641885471_br_89859338338-2Dl&amp;d=DwMFAA&amp;c=2plI3hXH8ww3j2g8pV19QHIf4SmK_I-Eol_p9P0CttE&amp;r=w8cPKuXJOsFizjpR7ump21FuhvK4kH6-NC9mLB5a28XPCUQc-kjQPMwRicbsN9GZ&amp;m=AocBUOnc1URtLuVkfW1EU6bgfhfDSh52NbutRAOr_-4&amp;s=a_Qa4XS7gv7ilu6RVDCdbhr2wsB33i9JDe5VDpcH7mQ&amp;e=">gov</a>;</li> <li>By downloading the <a href="https://urldefense.us/v2/url?u=https-3A__lnks.gd_l_eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDEsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDExMTYuMzA1ODIyNTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5mZW1hLmdvdi9hYm91dC9uZXdzLW11bHRpbWVkaWEvYXBwIn0.l4qooqBaSVrgX-5FOkeE5a4nHKmZwMHkVN56lwD9-5FBG60_s_641885471_br_89859338338-2Dl&amp;d=DwMFAA&amp;c=2plI3hXH8ww3j2g8pV19QHIf4SmK_I-Eol_p9P0CttE&amp;r=w8cPKuXJOsFizjpR7ump21FuhvK4kH6-NC9mLB5a28XPCUQc-kjQPMwRicbsN9GZ&amp;m=AocBUOnc1URtLuVkfW1EU6bgfhfDSh52NbutRAOr_-4&amp;s=BYSgQYQ71ey_8RrT5DlJLykbpO1gPUgM5G9hzugAwak&amp;e=">FEMA app</a> to a smartphone or tablet; or</li> <li>By calling the <strong>FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362</strong> (TTY 800-462-7585) between 7 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. PST. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel, should provide FEMA with the specific number assigned to that service when they register.</li> </ul><p>The helpline staff can also answer questions about applications already submitted.</p> <p> To register you will need the following information:</p> <ul><li>Social Security number</li> <li>Insurance policy information</li> <li>Address of the damaged primary dwelling</li> <li>A description of disaster-caused damage and losses</li> <li>Current mailing address</li> <li>Current telephone number</li> <li>Total household annual income</li> <li>Routing and account number of your checking or savings account (for direct transfer of funds to your bank account)</li> </ul><p> After you register, FEMA will email you a temporary PIN that you can use to create an account at <a href="https://urldefense.us/v2/url?u=https-3A__lnks.gd_l_eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDIsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDExMTYuMzA1ODIyNTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5kaXNhc3RlcmFzc2lzdGFuY2UuZ292LyJ9.24tduHszPU-5FO6KMokw-2DvbT-5FztKcZ28gGCjEK2ePEhho_s_641885471_br_89859338338-2Dl&amp;d=DwMFAA&amp;c=2plI3hXH8ww3j2g8pV19QHIf4SmK_I-Eol_p9P0CttE&amp;r=w8cPKuXJOsFizjpR7ump21FuhvK4kH6-NC9mLB5a28XPCUQc-kjQPMwRicbsN9GZ&amp;m=AocBUOnc1URtLuVkfW1EU6bgfhfDSh52NbutRAOr_-4&amp;s=BiTluoGxdAvFgoiu4D4eiDu9c3HQUsrDLgvqw-YhQ0c&amp;e=">DisasterAssistance.gov</a>. The account will enable you to check the status of your application, view messages from FEMA, update your personal information and upload documents FEMA may need to determine your eligibility for grants.</p> <p>If you are unable to upload your documents, mail them to FEMA at P.O. Box 10055, Hyattsville MD 20782-8055 or fax them to 800-827-8112.</p> <p> <strong>Inspections</strong></p> <p>During COVID-19, inspections will be conducted by phone. Remote inspections are comparable to traditional, in-person inspections and can expedite recovery assistance, based on eligibility. For security purposes, the inspector will verify your identity by asking a series of qualifying questions and then provide you with the first four digits of your application number to complete verification.</p> <p> If you reported that you cannot safely live in your home, a FEMA inspector will contact you by phone and ask about the type and extent of damage sustained. Survivors with minimal damage who can live in their homes will not automatically be scheduled for a home inspection when applying to FEMA, but FEMA will provide an inspection if the survivor contacts the agency to report finding more damage than originally reported. Inspectors record damage; they have no role in determining the amount or type of grants a survivor may receive.</p> <p> Remote inspections don’t affect the FEMA Other Needs Assistance program. This assistance does not require an inspection and includes awards for childcare, transportation, medical, dental, funeral expenses, replacement of personal property, or moving and storage assistance.</p> <p>FEMA will perform remote inspections even if it can’t verify an applicant’s identity, primary residence or home ownership through automated records searches performed as part of the application process. FEMA will send a letter to applicants requesting documents they must provide to be considered for assistance after the inspeciton. Inspectors are not allowed to collect documentation from applicants.</p> <p> <strong>U.S. Small Business Administration</strong></p> <p>Grants from FEMA are meant to give eligible survivors a start on their road to recovery. The primary source of recovery funding for many, however, is a loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), which makes disaster loans to individuals and businesses of all sizes. Survivors can find out more by contacting the SBA’s Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center. Customer service representatives are available to assist individuals and business owners, answer  questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each person complete their electronic loan application.</p> <p> Virtual Business Recovery Center and Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center</p> <p>Mondays – Fridays</p> <p>5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT</p> <p><a href="mailto:FOCWAssistance@sba.gov">FOCWAssistance@sba.gov</a></p> <p>800-659-2955</p> <p>These services are only available for the California disaster declaration as a result of the wildfires and not for COVID-19-related assistance.</p> <p> For the latest information on wildfire recovery, visit <a href="https://urldefense.us/v2/url?u=https-3A__lnks.gd_l_eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDMsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDExMTYuMzA1ODIyNTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5mZW1hLmdvdi9kaXNhc3Rlci80NTY5In0.DxCYdamnF9yV-5FCpfPL2LJ25j0SYtEa5z3XX5J6xL3cA_s_641885471_br_89859338338-2Dl&amp;d=DwMFAA&amp;c=2plI3hXH8ww3j2g8pV19QHIf4SmK_I-Eol_p9P0CttE&amp;r=w8cPKuXJOsFizjpR7ump21FuhvK4kH6-NC9mLB5a28XPCUQc-kjQPMwRicbsN9GZ&amp;m=AocBUOnc1URtLuVkfW1EU6bgfhfDSh52NbutRAOr_-4&amp;s=RHU1tAy36vBpworAlq9JQQZghVqK3_gMpVPnoqxb304&amp;e="><em>www.fema.gov/disaster/4569</em></a> and follow the FEMA Region 9 Twitter account at <a href="https://urldefense.us/v2/url?u=https-3A__lnks.gd_l_eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDQsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDExMTYuMzA1ODIyNTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3R3aXR0ZXIuY29tL2ZlbWFyZWdpb245In0.XKjCNXq2nJanOvp-2DMi4U973718F2rY99DUnrbPpqKpk_s_641885471_br_89859338338-2Dl&amp;d=DwMFAA&amp;c=2plI3hXH8ww3j2g8pV19QHIf4SmK_I-Eol_p9P0CttE&amp;r=w8cPKuXJOsFizjpR7ump21FuhvK4kH6-NC9mLB5a28XPCUQc-kjQPMwRicbsN9GZ&amp;m=AocBUOnc1URtLuVkfW1EU6bgfhfDSh52NbutRAOr_-4&amp;s=fuI4_c6UbGVlfwIcYDh_XhfEvRKBcrgW4h9tK0LTfK8&amp;e="><em>twitter.com/femaregion9</em></a>.</p> <p><em><strong>###</strong></em></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>bree-constance…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/16/2020 - 17:32</span> Mon, 16 Nov 2020 22:32:10 +0000 bree-constance.huffin 602440 at https://www.fema.gov Mobile Registration Intake Center Open in Lassen County https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20201116/mobile-registration-intake-center-open-lassen-county <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Mobile Registration Intake Center Open in Lassen County</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center opens in Susanville Tuesday,  Nov. 17, for four days to serve Lassen County wildfire survivors.</p> <p>The intake center is part of the ongoing response and recovery mission for FEMA and the state of California to assist survivors with disaster information.</p> <p>It is located at Jensen Hall, Lassen County Fairgrounds, 195 Russell Ave., Susanville CA 96130. It will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 through Friday, Nov. 20.</p> <p>The centers are temporary sites to support survivors with disaster information. They offer an optional opportunity for survivors to register, especially those without access to internet or telephone service.</p> <p>Survivors also may register with FEMA in one of three ways:</p> <ul><li>Online at <a href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov">DisasterAssistance.gov</a>;</li> <li>By downloading the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/app">FEMA app</a> to a smartphone or tablet; or</li> <li>By calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) between 7 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. PST. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel, should provide FEMA with the specific number assigned to that service when they register.</li> <li>The helpline staff can also answer questions about applications already submitted.</li> <li>Deadline to register for assistance under DR-4558 is Nov. 21.</li> </ul><p>Registration enables FEMA to determine residents’ eligibility for financial assistance that may include rent, home repair, home replacement and other serious disaster-related needs such as childcare, transportation and medical, funeral or dental expenses.</p> <p><a>For the latest information on wildfire recovery, visit </a><a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4558"><em>www.fema.gov/disaster/4558</em></a>. Follow the FEMA Region 9 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion9"><em>twitter.com/femaregion9</em></a>.</p> <p><strong><em>###</em></strong></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>bree-constance…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/16/2020 - 12:39</span> Mon, 16 Nov 2020 17:39:22 +0000 bree-constance.huffin 602329 at https://www.fema.gov