Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Open in Merced County to Assist Those Impacted by Winter Storms


In partnership with Merced County and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on Tuesday, January 22nd.

The DRC offers information on available resources to homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage to their property from the 2023 winter storms.

Those impacted are encouraged to file insurance claims for damage to their homes, personal property, businesses, and vehicles before applying for FEMA assistance.

When applying for disaster assistance, it’s helpful to have the following information available:

  • Address of damaged primary residence
  • Insurance coverage information
  • Current telephone number and mailing address
  • Bank account information


Sacred Heart Catholic Church

9317 Amistad Street

Planada, CA 95365

Hours of Operation:

Sunday, January 22, 2023 – TBD

Open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily