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Almost 1M in FEMA funds has been given or loaned to LaPorte & Cherokee Fire survivors

Residents and business owners in Butte County have received close to a million dollars in FEMA grants or loans. The filing deadline for survivors of the October wildfires to be eligible for disaster employment insurance is today, Monday, December 18th, 2017.

Posted: Dec. 18, 2017 6:14 PM
Updated: Dec. 18, 2017 11:41 PM

Almost one million dollars has been provided to Butte County citizens and businesses impacted by the La Porte Fire and the Cherokee Fire through FEMA.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has provided $27,000 in low interest loans to business owners in Butte County since the October 2017 fires.

The bulk of the FEMA money has been delivered as grants to residents of the fire areas who signed up for financial help. FEMA has sent out more than $968,000 to the 534 people who requested assistance.

The filing deadline for survivors of the October wildfires to be eligible for disaster employment insurance is today, Monday, December 18th, 2017.

To register online you can visit http://www.edd.ca.gov. You can also call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362.

There are two recovery centers that are still open. If you have registered with FEMA already and have questions about their applications, you can go to Santa Rosa at the Press Democrat Building at 427 Mendocino Avenue. The other center is in Sonoma at the Hanna Boys Center, located at 17000 Arnold Drive.  The two centers are open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

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