SACRAMENTO – A FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center serving wildfire survivors will open Oct. 20 in Tulare County. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekends.
The center is part of the ongoing response and recovery mission for FEMA and the State of California to support survivors of the SQF Complex Fire, which includes the Castle Fire and Shotgun Fire.
The center is in a parking lot on the east side of Tulare County Government Plaza, 1055 W. Henderson Ave., Porterville CA 93257.
Survivors can register with FEMA for federal aid in one of three ways:
- online at disasterassistance.gov;
- by downloading the FEMA app to a smartphone or tablet;
- or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) between 7 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. PDT. If you use a relay service such as a videophone, Innocaption, or CapTel, provide FEMA the specific number assigned to that service when you register.
- The helpline staff can also answer questions about applications already submitted.
Tulare County was added to an earlier FEMA disaster declaration, allowing residents with damage from the wildfires to apply for financial assistance that may include rent, home repair, home replacement, and other disaster-related needs such as childcare, medical and dental expenses.