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FEMA in Lucerne Wednesday, 8/29

FEMA at Lucerne’s Harbor Park Wednesday, 8/29

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. (August 28, 2018) – Many County residents have visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Disaster Resource Center (DRC) at the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake Community Center, 9460 Main Street, Upper Lake.  Sunday DRC availability has been discontinued as of this week, but the DRC remains open, Monday-Saturday, 9am to 6pm.

In an effort to serve residents of the North Shore and people throughout the who County who have been unable to make it to Upper Lake, FEMA will be at Lucerne’s Harbor Park Wednesday, August 29, from 11am to 6pm:
Lucerne Harbor Park
6225 East Highway 20
Lucerne, CA  95458

Ranch and River Fire survivors who attend the Harbor Park event can register for FEMA services, and get information on forms of federal assistance available to residents, renters and businesses, including grants and low interest disaster loans from the United States Small Business Association (SBA).  These tools, and the information offered by FEMA representatives, can be particularly critical supports for qualifying un- and under-insured individuals.

Those who attend the event are encouraged to bring the following information:
•    Social Security number (one per household)
•    Address of the damaged home or apartment
•    Description of the damage
•    Information about insurance coverage
•    Telephone number
•    Mailing address
•    Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds

Ranch and River Fire survivors may also apply for assistance online, or by phone:
•    http://www.disasterassistance.gov/
•    800-621-3362 (including users of 711 or Video Relay Service)
•    800-462-7585 (TTY)

These phone numbers are toll free, and available 7:00am-11:00pm, every day.

“FEMA has been doing great work in our communities, providing guidance and support to Ranch and River Fire Survivors,” shares Nathan Spangler, Lake County Recovery Coordinator.  “I am excited that they will be visiting Lucerne, connecting with individuals and helping them navigate the complexities of federal assistance.  If you were impacted by the Ranch and River fires, supports are available.  Come to Lucerne or the DRC and discuss your situation with FEMA.  They will help ensure you are matched to the services that best fit your needs.”