Printer Friendly

FLOOD DISASTER DECLARED THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA

 SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- President Bill Clinton today declared certain areas of California eligible for federal disaster assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said today. In response to a request from Gov. Pete Wilson, the President declared that individuals, businesses and public agencies in 19 counties, 23 native American tribal reservations and one city who suffered damage in the wake of heavy rains, flooding and excessive snowfall may receive aid.
 In a join announcement today by William M. Medigovich, regional director of FEMA and Richard Andrews, director of the California State Office of Emergency Services (OES), said the declaration makes available a wide range of Federal and State programs for eligible residents.
 Available programs include disaster housing assistance, Small Business Administration low-interest loans for individuals and small businesses to repair or replace storm-damaged property, disaster unemployment assistance and state grants for serious needs and necessary expenses not met by other programs.
 The National Teleregistration Center (NTC) will be opened starting tomorrow, Feb. 4, to assist people in applying for the appropriate programs. The toll-free number is 800-462-9029, and the hearing- impaired number is 800-462-7585. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST seven days a week until further notice.
 A Disaster Information Hotline number has been established for California at 800-525-0321 and the number for people with hearing impairments is 800-660-8005. Hotline hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST, seven days a week until further notice.
 Andrews and Medigovich noted in their announcements that California now has had six disaster declarations in the last twelve months. The region, which covers Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, the Northern Marianas and the Trust Territories of the Pacific, have had an average of one presidentially-declared disaster every 30 days for the past several years, added Medigovich.
 The following counties and Indian reservations are covered in the declaration:
 Imperial County Orange County Riverside County
 San Diego County Fresno County San Bernardino County
 Madera County Tulare County Contra Costa County
 Monterey County Mendocino County Modoc County
 Lassen County Sierra County Siskiyou County
 Plumas County Tehama County Trinity County
 Sonoma County
 Reservations:
 San Manual Barona Pauma
 Cabazon Cahuilla San Pasqual
 Morongo Pechanga Viejas
 Campo Cuyapaipe Santa Ysabel
 Inaja La Jolla Rincon
 La Posta Los Coyotes Sycuan
 Manzanita Pala Santa Rosa
 Soboba Torres Martinez
 The City of Fillmore (Ventura)
 -0- 2/3/93
 /CONTACT: Cindy Morey of FEMA, 415-923-7122; or Tom Mullins of California OES, 916-262-1843/


CO: Federal Emergency Management Agency; California State Office of
 Emergency Services ST: California IN: SU: EXE


SG-GT -- SF011 -- 2674 02/03/93 20:05 EST
COPYRIGHT 1993 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1993 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Feb 3, 1993
Words:432
Previous Article:DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION APPROVES COMPLAINT AGAINST JAPAN
Next Article:THE CATO CORPORATION REPORTS SALES UP 17.7 PERCENT FOR JANUARY AND 28.5 PERCENT FOR FOURTH QUARTER; RECORD SALES FOR MONTH, QUARTER AND YEAR


Related Articles
GTE CALIFORNIA OFFERS ASSISTANCE TO STORM DISASTER-AREA VICTIMS
FITCH MONITORS IMPACT OF FLOODS ON CALIFORNIA MTGE-BACKEDS -- FITCH FINANCIAL WIRE --
LITTLE KNOWN TAX PROVISION FOR DOUBLE DISASTERS COULD MEAN THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO CALIFORNIA FLOOD VICTIMS, ACCORDING TO CSEA
FL00D BROCHURE OFFERS INSURANCE TIPS TO BUSINESSES
CONSOLIDATED FREIGHTWAYS, INC. CONTRIBUTES $5,000 TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS TO ASSIST FLOOD VICTIMS IN PORTLAND, OREGON
Fitch Monitors Impact of Pacific Northwest Flooding on Mortgage-Backed Securities
Sanwa Bank's Storm Victim Assistance Programs Good Throughout State, Not Limited to Declared Disaster Areas
Disaster Losses Top $50 Billion in California During 1991-1998.
Crisis response.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters