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FEMA Opens Recovery Center

FEMA set up its local assistance center in the old Sears building at the Chico mall Friday.

Posted: Nov 16, 2018 5:40 PM

CHICO, Calif. - FEMA set up its local assistance center in the old Sears building at the Chico mall Friday.

"This is the official location where camp fire survivors can come and get assistance, get registered, find out about different assistance programs and get their questions answered," Brad Pierce, External Affairs Officer with FEMA, said.

Pierce said they opened their doors to evacuees on friday morning at 9 a.m.
"As you can see there's a tremendous amount of activity we're bringing an enormous amount of resources into the state," Pierce said. "There's a lot of people that are coming in a lot of questions we're getting them registered and we're going to get them the help that they need."

Pierce said registering on the phone or online, prior to coming in, would help speed up the process a bit.

"But they can also register here then they're going to different disaster assistant specialists to look over their application find out what assistance programs are appropriate for them based on their own unique circumstances and then they'll go through different stages here it's not just federal resources but we have sba here we have state and county departments that are set up here so whatever they need they can get resolved here so some people have lost vital records that they need to get replaced or questions about business recovery some people need to see about mental health services all that is available here," Pierce said.

Evacuees can go from station to station throughout the facility to get their questions answered.

"We have the state DMV's office, if anybody's lost their drivers license in the fire they can come down and work towards getting it replaced," Pierce said.

Action News Now spoke with the PIO from CAL OES who said they've gathered a housing task force to bring in the mobile housing units... but for now it's still in the works.

"And the evacuees the line is out the door, there are number there are a number of people - the line is out the door idk there are a couple hundred people here i would say and we expect a steady stream of trafic throughout the day and that's ok come on down cause we're gonna stay here until everybody's questions get answered," Pierce said.

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