Federal Assistance Now Available in San Diego County Following the January 2024 Storms


As recovery efforts continue in San Diego County following the January 2024 Storm, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) continues to proactively work with its partners to support, rebuild and aid in the recovery process. 

On February 19, at Governor Newsom’s request, the Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for San Diego County was approved. Federal disaster assistance is now available to affected California communities in San Diego County following the storms in late January 2024:  

  • Individual assistance: Assistance to individuals and households to repair or replace damaged property and cover transportation, childcare, and medical and dental expenses. Through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), low-interest disaster loans are available to businesses (including private non-profit organizations), homeowners and renters with physical damage. 



In particular, people and business owners in San Diego County who sustained losses and are eligible, can apply for disaster assistance: 


If you need help in person, disaster recovery centers are a one-stop shop to provide survivors resources like printing lost documents and getting in person help to apply for federal disaster assistance. The centers will be open soon with a variety of state agencies to help individuals impacted by the storms.  

For additional information regarding assistance, click the links below: 

What Individuals Can Expect After Registering for Federal Assistance 

Be Alert to Fraud After a Disaster 

Online Disaster Recovery Resources