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California Wildfires 2015

The severe Valley and Butte Fires have devastated areas in California from September 9th, 2015.  There was a disaster declaration on September 22 , 2015. 

Individual and Household Assistance is available to those in Calavaras and Lake Counties. 

Note:  THE FEMA APPLICATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 21, 2015.  Apply to FEMA to trigger the SBA Disaster loan process. THE SBA APPLICATION DEADLINE IS ALSO NOVEMBER 21, 2015.

Key resources for those affected by the wildfires:

Residents and businesses affected by the California wildfires can apply for government disaster relief benefits online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov. 

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY TO FEMA IS NOVEMBER 21 , 2015.  YOU MUST PUT IN YOUR SBA APPLICATION BY NOVEMBER 21 , 2015 ALSO TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE. 

Individuals, including those who use 711 relay or VRS, can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) while those who use TTY can call 1-800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT seven days a week until further notice.

Another option is to register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov  or via web-enabled phone or tablet at m.fema.gov.

  • If you need to appeal a FEMA denial on your own, please see here to get an interactive form to appeal and letter requesting a copy of your file.
  • You can also find resources on this site under For People Who Need Help.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest on the News page.

 

Other helpful resources to help address legal needs resulting from this disaster: