A number of Emergency Service Centers have opened in the affected areas to allow individuals to register for FEMA aid as well as a means to obtain personal documents that may have been lost such as driver’s license, birth certificates and social security cards. There is also assistance to help victims file insurance claims, food assistance as well as counseling services.
The County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa have opened a Local Assistance Center with FEMA. It is located at the Press Democrat Building, 427 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa. //www.sonomacounty.com/fire
Napa County has opened a Local Assistance Center with FEMA at 2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Napa, CA. Hours are 9 am to 7 pm (M-F), 10 am to 5 pm (Sat and Sun). //www.napalac.com/
The County of Mendocino has two Local Assistance Centers in conjunction with FEMA. One is at 1000 Hensley Creek Road, Bldg #6220, Ukiah, CA. Hours are 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. The second is at the Community Senior Center, 3245 Bower Street, Clearlake, CA.
Butte County’s Local Assistance Center is located at 7 County Center Drive, Oroville, CA, inside the Department of Development Services. Hours are 12pm – 3 pm (M-F). //www.buttecounty.net/fireassistancecenter
Everyone affected is urged to apply for aid. You can visit one of the local events or apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or via telephone at (800) 621-3362. You will need some basic information including your social security number, address of the damaged residence, a description of the damage, insurance coverage information, a telephone number, an address where you can receive mail, and your bank account and routing number for receiving direct deposit of funds.