Yesterday, California secured the addition of Napa, Shasta and Sonoma counties to the Major Disaster Declaration approved by the Whitehouse last week which opens up new lines of critical federal assistance for individuals impacted by fires that occurred in those counties in September.
This follows a previous Presidential Major Disaster Declaration secured by the state last month to bolster support for the Northern California wildfires that broke out in August.
“Securing these federal declarations will provide a crucial lifeline to Californians so that they can recover from these fires,” said California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci.
The fires and counties eligible under today’s declaration addition are:
For individuals who lost their home or sustained other losses due to wildfires in the counties listed above, you may be able to apply for federal assistance. FEMA gives eligible survivors financial awards to help them pay for such needs as rent, home repair or replacement; medical, dental or funeral costs, and other serious disaster-related expenses.
You can register for this federal assistance in three ways:
To apply for assistance, be prepared with the following information:
For additional resources and background, please visit wildfirerecovery.caloes.ca.gov and click on “Current Incidents.”