Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers Serve Displaced Fire Survivors

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Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs) will visit three locations in northern California beginning Thursday, Jan. 3. MDRCs are jointly operated by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Much like their fixed-site counterparts, mobile DRCs offer information concerning resources available to homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damages from the November wildfires in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

The three MDRCs will be located at sites in Alameda, Sacramento and Shasta counties:

Alameda County
Sheriff’s Station
4985 Broder Blvd.
Dublin, CA 94568
Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Jan. 3, 4, 5

Sacramento County
Regional Parks
10361 Rockingham Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95827
Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Jan. 3, 4, 5

Shasta County
Shasta/Redding Public Library
1100 Parkview Ave.
Redding, CA 96001
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Jan. 3, 4, 5

MDRCs are accessible for individuals with disabilities and access and functional needs. They have on-site communication accessibility tools, including amplified listening devices, Video Relay Interpreting and CapTel phones. ASL interpreters are available upon request.

Survivors are encouraged to file insurance claims for damage to their homes, cars and businesses before they apply for disaster assistance. They can register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). Multi-lingual operators are available. The toll-free numbers are open daily 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. PST.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property.

Survivors may apply with the SBA by visiting their nearest disaster center or online at sba.gov/disaster.

For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955.

Californians impacted by the wildfires that started on Nov. 8 in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties can find their nearest DRC at https://egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator or texting 43362 with the message DRC and their ZIP Code. Standard message and data rates apply.

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