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FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Paradise

FEMA has opened a new Disaster Recovery Center in Paradise to help victims impacted by the Camp Fire.

Posted: Jan 23, 2019 5:43 PM
Updated: Jan 24, 2019 10:31 AM

PARADISE, Calif. - FEMA has opened a new Disaster Recovery Center in Paradise to help victims impacted by the Camp Fire.

The Oroville and Chico locations will continue to remain open.

Michelle Duke lost everything in the Camp Fire. She's now staying with friends whose house is still standing in Paradise. She told Action News Now why it's so convenient to have the center in Paradise. 

"Well it's so convenient," she said. "It's much easier to come up a couple miles from where I'm staying to this center as opposed to going to Chico and it's smaller so there are less people, you get in faster. It's great, it's just great." 

FEMA spokesperson Jovanna Garcia said this new location helps bring services closer to Camp Fire survivors.

"A lot of people are actually coming back from wherever they were displaced, a lot of people have gone the outskirts of Butte County, a lot of people have actually gone out of state to Oregon and Nevada," she said. "So we want to make sure we actually bring these resources locally to Paradise."

She expanded on the services provided at this location. 

"It's a combination between FEMA and the state along with the Small Business Administration," she said. "We also have here the Department of Motor Vehicles which is coming and also the Department of Housing Development." 

Garcia said the Mitigation Administration is also in place at this center. 

"And we also have those at the Lowes and Home Depots that will provide general assistance or info on how to repair and rebuild a stronger home for future disasters," she said. 

Right-of-Entry forms are due Deb. 28 and can be dropped off at this location during operational hours. The deadline to register with FEMA is Jan. 31. 

The Disaster Recovery Center is located at the Creative Learning Center in Paradise (1080 Ewald Court, Paradise). 

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