Today is the last day that wildfire survivors in Calaveras and Lake counties can register to receive housing or other needs assistance grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and apply for disaster recovery loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Wildfire survivor registration for FEMA assistance will be accepted until midnight tonight online atDisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362; TTY 800-462-7585; 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362.
Registration in person with a FEMA Individual Assistance expert is available today until 6 p.m. at any of the three Disaster Recovery Centers:
Calaveras County: The Calaveras County Disaster Recovery Center in San Andreas
891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249
Lake County: The Lake County Disaster Recovery Center in Clearlake
14860 Olympic Dr., Clearlake, CA 95422
The Lake County Disaster Recovery Center in Middletown
21256 Washington St., Middletown, CA 95461
Beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow, the San Andreas site in Calaveras County and the Middletown facility in Lake County will transition to SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) to assist homeowners, renters, businesses and private nonprofits. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. DLOCS will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov 27. The DLOCS will reopen on Monday, Nov. 30, and be open until further notice.
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In addition, business owners and residents may contact the SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955, emailing disastercustomerservice@SBA.gov or visiting SBA’s website atwww.sba.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call
The Lake County Disaster Recovery Center in Clearlake will close permanently after today.
For more information on California’s wildfire recovery, visit: caloes.ca.gov or fema.gov/disaster/4240 and follow us on Twitter @femaregion9 and @Cal_OES and on Facebook at Facebook.com/FEMA and Facebook.com/CaliforniaOES.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.
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-FEMA (3362). If you have a speech disability or hearing loss and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585 directly; if you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362.
FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who are referred to SBA for a disaster loan must apply to be eligible for additional FEMA assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.
The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955, email@example.com.
Official information blog for the Lake County Office of Emergency Services