FEMA Deadline Approaches for Californians Impacted by January Storms


For Californians living in the 14 counties named in the Presidential Disaster Declaration following the early January 2023 winter storms, the deadline is approaching to apply for federal assistance.

Residents can still apply for FEMA disaster assistance until midnight on March 16.

Register with FEMA at any of the open Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Alameda, Amador, Contra Costa, Merced, San Joaquin, Santa Cruz and Ventura until the close of business today.

Residents don’t have to visit a DRC to register with FEMA. You can also visit DisasterAssistance.gov, use the FEMA mobile app or call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362. Helpline operators in several languages are available from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. daily. Anyone using the video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others will need to give FEMA their number for service.

For the latest information on California’s recovery from the severe winter storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides, visit news.caloes.ca.gov.