Alameda County, including the City of Pleasanton, was recently added to the major disaster declaration for California’s severe storms and flooding that began on December 27, 2022. By being included in this declaration, residents and businesses who sustain major damage or losses to their property can now apply for FEMA disaster assistance. Homeowners, renters, and businesses are encouraged to apply for assistance by Thursday, March 16, 2023
Disaster assistance may include grants to help pay for temporary housing and essential home repairs as well as other serious disaster-related needs such as medical and dental expenses, transportation, childcare, and moving and storage expenses.
If you have insurance, first file a claim with your insurance provider. FEMA provides assistance to applicants for your uninsured or underinsured disaster-caused expenses and serious needs.
There are several ways you can apply for FEMA assistance under the Individual Assistance program:
- Visit DisasterAssistance.gov
- Download the FEMA mobile app
- Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. Help is available in many languages.
- Visit a Disaster Recovery Center and meet with FEMA staff and representatives of other federal and state agencies who can provide information about disaster assistance.
Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Alameda County will be provided at two locations from Friday, February 10 to Friday, February 24 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Disaster Recovery Centers in Alameda County will be located at:
- Alameda County Public Works Agency – Gleason Drive, Dublin, CA 94568
- 7001 Oakport Street (off 66th Avenue), Oakland, CA 94621
The DRC will offer case-specific information and referrals for federal, state, and local resources available to homeowners, renters, and business owners whose properties were damaged during the 2023 winter storms. Those impacted are encouraged to file insurance claims for damage to their homes, personal property, businesses, and vehicles before applying for FEMA assistance.
For more information about FEMA’s disaster assistance application click here: https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20230203/alameda-contra-costa-mendocino-ventura-counties-can-now-request-fema