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FEMA announces fire disaster assistance for some California counties

The counties that qualify are Lake, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo counties.

Posted: Aug 22, 2020 6:09 PM
Updated: Aug 22, 2020 10:47 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. - FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of California to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by wildfires from Aug. 14 and continuing.

The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Lake, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo counties. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

Federal funding is also available to the state, tribal, eligible local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures by wildfire in Lake, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Willie G. Nunn has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Damage assessments are continuing in other areas, and more counties and additional forms of assistance may be designated after the assessments are fully completed.

Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance Sunday by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling (800)-621- 3362 or (800)-462-7585 (TTY).

California Coronavirus Cases

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Confirmed Cases: 799516

Reported Deaths: 15393
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2644146455
Riverside578831179
San Bernardino53359918
Orange526221182
San Diego45596773
Kern31712360
Fresno28019362
Sacramento21872399
Alameda20951397
Santa Clara20756304
San Joaquin20126437
Stanislaus16436345
Contra Costa16238204
Tulare15829259
Ventura12591146
Imperial11741317
San Francisco1094699
San Mateo9714144
Monterey970170
Santa Barbara8973113
Merced8828140
Kings756977
Sonoma7262120
Marin6641114
Solano627863
Madera445865
Placer353544
San Luis Obispo347929
Butte279043
Yolo278255
Santa Cruz22949
Sutter168911
Napa165313
San Benito132111
Yuba11367
El Dorado10884
Mendocino89418
Shasta75916
Lassen7360
Glenn5713
Tehama5334
Lake53011
Nevada5286
Colusa5246
Humboldt4967
Calaveras31414
Amador29616
Tuolumne2274
Inyo18715
Mono1652
Siskiyou1630
Del Norte1381
Mariposa752
Plumas500
Modoc250
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
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Chester
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Red Bluff
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