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SACRAMENTO – Survivors whose homes were damaged in the 2020 California wildfires now have until January 15, 2021, to sign up for the state consolidated debris removal program. The program is also available to property owners with fire-damaged trees in danger of falling on public roads and other infrastructure. See Cal OES press release here.

SACRAMENTO – Individuals and households with losses due to August/September wildfires in Butte, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Trinity, Tulare, and Yolo counties have just one week remaining to apply for grants from FEMA or low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The deadline...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2020 BUTTE COUNTY ANNOUNCES NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY FOR NORTH COMPLEX FIRE SURVIVORS Butte County, Ca—Butte County, in collaboration with 2-1-1, North Valley Catholic Social Service and North Valley Community Foundation, has established a needs assessment survey for North Complex Fire survivors. The needs assessment survey is a tool to help...

  See FEMA Media Advisory for more information. Deadline to Seek Federal Disaster Assistance Extended SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The deadline to register for FEMA assistance has been extended for those impacted by the August Fires. WHO: Federal Emergency Management Agency WHAT: Individual Assistance registration deadline extension WHEN: Deadline to register is Dec. 11, 2020. WHERE:...

Survivors of the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history moved a step closer to recovery this week as state-managed crews began clearing dead and dying trees from the burn scar of the 2018 Camp Fire. Read the Cal Recycle/Cal OES press release.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 17, 2020 NORTH COMPLEX FIRE RECOVERY TOWN HALL MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 TIER STATUS CHANGE Oroville, Calif.— Due to potential widespread toxic exposures and threats to public health and environment in the aftermath of the North Complex Fire, property owners whose homes or other structures burned in the North Complex...

Californian's impacted by wildfires that started in August have until November 30, 2020 to file for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). The California Employment Development Department (EDD) administers these benefits which are available to workers, business owners, and self-employed individuals who lost their jobs or businesses, or had their work hours reduced due to the...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 4, 2020 BUTTE COUNTY OPENS NORTH COMPLEX RECOVERY RIGHT-OF-ENTRY CENTER AND INFORMATION LINE Oroville, Calif.—Property Owners whose homes or other structures burned in the North Complex Fire must sign up for Phase II Debris Removal. Property Owners can sign up for the Government Program by submitting a Right-of-Entry (ROE) form by...

American Red Cross Update North Complex Fire Survivors: The deadline to apply for financial assistance is Friday, November 6, 2020. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS, prompt #4 Assistance Lines are open weekdays 5am-6pm Saturday 5:30am-6pm Sunday 8am-4pm Whether you own or rent, if your home was destroyed or sustained major damage, you can call the American Red Cross...

Disaster CalFresh food benefits are available. Even if you are not eligible for CalFresh food benefits, you may be eligible for Disaster CalFresh food benefits. You may be eligible for Disaster CalFresh food benefits if you lived or worked in Butte County September 7-October 6, and: Spent money because of the wildfire, including paying for...

Tips for Wildfire Survivors to Speed FEMA Assistance Completing an application for assistance starts the process for eligible wildfire survivors to receive FEMA monetary awards to help support you on your road to recovery. To keep the process on track, FEMA urges those who registered for help as part of the Aug. 22 major disaster...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2020 STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES FORM WORKING GROUP TO ADDRESS WATERSHED CONCERNS WITHIN NORTH COMPLEX BURN SCAR IN BUTTE COUNTY Butte County, Ca--At the request of Butte County, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has formed a Working Group with the help from the Central Valley Regional...

Before FEMA can issue any monetary awards to help wildfire survivors repair or replace damaged homes, the agency requires a home inspection. Until recently, these property inspections were conducted in-person. Due to COVID-19 and the need to protect the safety and health of disaster survivors and FEMA personnel, the inspections are now being done over...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2020 BUTTE COUNTY EXPANDS DISASTER RECOVERY WEBSITE TO INCLUDE NORTH COMPLEX RECOVERY INFORMATION Butte County—In an ongoing effort to provide disaster recovery information to Butte County residents, the Butte County Recovers website, www.ButteCountyRecovers.org, has been expanded to include North Complex Recovery Information. Information specific to North Complex Recovery can be...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2020 ANIMAL SHELTERS TO CLOSE ON OCTOBER 23, 2020-BUTTE COUNTY RESIDENTS IMPACTED BY THE NORTH COMPLEX FIRES ARE ENCOURAGED TO RECLAIM THEIR PETS Butte County – Since September 9th, Butte County Animal Control and North Valley Animal Disaster Group has sheltered over 590 large and small animals and provided care...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 5, 2020 CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL TO BEGIN ASSESSMENT AND REMOVAL OF HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUSE WASTE AND BULK ASBESTOS FROM BURNED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES Butte County—On October 5, 2020 the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will begin the Phase 1 Assessments of residential properties destroyed in the North Complex...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2020 BUTTE COUNTY LIBRARY COMPUTER ACCESS AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS IMPACTED BY THE NORTH COMPLEX WEST ZONE FIRE Butte County, Calif.— In an effort to assist residents impacted by the North Complex West Zone Fire, the Butte County Library will offer computer access to survivors beginning Wednesday, September 23. All library...

Sheltering Hotline: 530.552.6150 Evacuated residents are encouraged to reach out to friends and family to make a plan for themselves and their animals. Residents impacted by the North Complex Fire in need of sheltering assistance can call the Shelter Hotline at 530.552.6150 or email NorthComplexSheltering@ButteCounty.net. If you are evacuated or in non-congregate shelter, you may...

Debris Removal-Phase II Property Owners whose homes or other structures burned in the North Complex Fire must sign up for Phase II Debris Removal. Property Owners can sign up for the Government Program by submitting a Right-of-Entry (ROE) form by  February 1, 2021. Property Owners who choose to hire a private contractor and consultant(s) must...

Dealing with financial challenges after a disaster can be daunting. You are not alone. These resources can help get you started. FEMA Disaster Assistance If you suffered personal or business losses in the devastating wildfires that broke out in October and you’re waiting for your insurance settlement before you register with the Federal Emergency Management...

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