As you know, wildfires have devastated our communities this month. First responders have been working day and night to contain these fires, and thanks to their tireless efforts, most of the active wildfires are close to being contained. As we begin the process of recovering and rebuilding, I wanted to share with you some resources and information that affected residents may be able to take advantage of to help put their lives back in order:
Local Assistance Centers
Lake and Yuba counties have opened Local Assistance Centers that serve as a one-stop-shop for disaster victims to sign up for assistance and get their questions answered about the recovery efforts. Below is a list of Local Assistance Centers in the Third District:
AddressYuba County Government Center
915 8th Street, Marysville
Dates OpenOct 18-Oct 20
Hours10:00 am-8:00 pm
AddressClearlake Senior Community Center
3245 Bowers Ave, Clearlake
Dates OpenOct 17-Oct 21
Hours11:00 am-7:00 pm
The following agencies have been requested to participate at all Local Assistance Centers:
Department of Tax and Fee Administration
Contractors State License Board
Department of Motor Vehicles
Department of Insurance
Employment Development Department
Franchise Tax Board
Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Housing and Community Development
Department of Social Services, State Supplemental Grant Program
Register for Individual Assistance from FEMA
Residents of Lake and Yuba counties who were affected by the wildfires can apply for FEMA’s Individual Assistance program to receive federal resources that will aid in their recovery efforts including rent for temporary housing, home repairs and home replacement, among other things. Residents can apply for Individual Assistance from FEMA by visiting www.DisasterAssistance.gov , or by calling the registration hotline at 1-800-621-3362. Residents who have a speech or hearing disability and use TTY can call 1-800-462-7585. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) can call 1-800-621-3362.
Before you apply for FEMA assistance, you should familiarize yourself with the application process and prepare information you will need to provide in order to qualify for assistance. You can read a comprehensive overview of the FEMA Individual Assistance program by clicking here.
Farm Service Agency
Residents who suffered losses to their livestock as a result of the fires can receive support from the Farm Service Agency. Livestock losses must be documented with at least photographic proof for individuals to be eligible for assistance. You can contact your local Farm Service Agency office to learn more:
YUBA CITY SERVICE CENTER
1521 BUTTE HOUSE RD STE B
YUBA CITY, CA 95993-2235
(844) 206-7028 fax
UKIAH SERVICE CENTER
1252 AIRPORT PARK BLVD STE B1
UKIAH, CA 95482
(707) 468-5278 fax
Lake County residents should be aware that the USDA service center in Lakeport does not have a Farm Service Agency representative. The closest Farm Service Agency representative is in the Ukiah office.
VACAVILLE SERVICE CENTER
810 VACA VALLEY PARKWAY
VACAVILLE, CA 95688
California Office of Emergency Services
Cal OES has created a website that provides an overview of the necessary resources and information for those who were affected by the California wildfires. You can access it by clicking here.
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Susan Cameron – Chair
P.O. Box 1586 Lucerne , CA 95458
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