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Free Legal Help Available for Creek Fire Disaster Survivors

SACRAMENTO – Nov 13, 2020 – Free help with disaster-related legal concerns is available to eligible wildfire survivors in Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, Napa, San Bernardino, San Diego, Shasta, Siskiyou and Sonoma counties. These counties are covered in federal disaster DR-4569 for fires beginning Sept 4. This includes the Bobcat, Creek, El Dorado, Oak, Slater and Valley fires. The ...

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Creek Fire Victims: Understanding Your FEMA Letter

SACRAMENTO – FEMA reminds wildfire survivors in Fresno and Madera counties that your application for assistance cannot be processed until FEMA has a report of the fire damage to your home and personal property. You may not have been able to make a report because you were or still are under an evacuation order. When permitted to return home, speed ...

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Mobile Registration Intake Center for Creek Fire Victims Open

SACRAMENTO – A FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center opens Wednesday, Nov. 4, in Fresno County to serve Creek Fire survivors. It will be open Monday through Saturday until further notice. The center is part of the ongoing response and recovery mission for FEMA and the State of California to support survivors with uninsured losses. It is located at the Heritage ...

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Creek Fire Victims Beware of Fraud and Scams

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – When natural disasters occur, it is common to find people who want to take advantage of survivors by posing as official disaster aid workers or as relatives trying to help survivors complete their applications. FEMA advises survivors to be aware of fraud and scams. FEMA also encourages them to report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from ...

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Homeowners and Renters May Apply for Federal Assistance due to Creek Fire

SACRAMENTO – The FEMA Individuals and Housing Program is available to all eligible renters and homeowners in Fresno and Madera Counties who have suffered due to the Creek Fire. Federal monetary awards may help pay for temporary housing and other needs not covered by insurance. The initial rental award is for two months and may be reviewed for further assistance. ...

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Disaster Declaration Offers Federal Aid to Creek Fire Victims/Survivors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – An Oct. 16 federal disaster declaration opens the nation’s aid process to Creek Fire survivors. If you or anybody you know has suffered loss or damage from the Creek Fire you/they may be eligible for federal assistance if you have uninsured losses and live in Madera or Fresno County. This declaration is also referred to as Disaster ...

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Central Sierra Resiliency Fund To Host Two Clinics for Creek Fire Victims

Topics covered will include FEMA/Recovery Assistance and Soil Stabilization Shaver Lake, California – The Central Sierra Resiliency Fund is hosting a FEMA Clinic with David Pomaville from Fresno County Office of Emergency Services (OES) to help individuals better understand the FEMA process. Assemblyman Jim Patterson and staff will be in attendance and available to answer questions about the California FAIR ...

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Mariposa County Hosting Community Workshops to Seek Public Input on Wildfire Planning Priorities

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MARIPOSA — Through a CAL FIRE grant received by the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council and Mariposa County funding, the Mariposa County Fire Advisory Committee is updating the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP.) This plan assesses local wildfire risk and creates prioritized actions to improve public and first responder safety, manage forests and watersheds, protect critical infrastructure, and reduce property ...

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PG&E Installs More Than 300 Weather Stations and 130 Fire Watch Cameras So Far in 2020; More Planned Before End of Year

SAN FRANCISCO — A rapidly growing network of weather stations and high definition cameras across High-Fire Threat Districts provide Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) meteorologists and analysts, weather-watchers and first responders with detailed, real-time information that’s crucial during California’s wildfire season. So far in 2020, PG&E has added 300 weather stations and 137 fire watch cameras this year as it ...

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Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad Opens After Creek Fire Closure

FISH CAMP, CA. – Due to the closure of the Sierra National Forest in September, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad was forced to cool the engines of their two antique steam locomotives. While the entirety of Sierra National Forest remains closed temporarily, Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad has received special permission to restart operations. Right on time for beautiful fall weather and nature’s ...

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