One week remains for Camp Fire survivors to register for FEMA assistance

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The deadline for survivors of the Camp Fire to register for assistance from FEMA is on Friday, February 15.

Homeowners, renters, and small-business owners must sign up by February 15 to be considered eligible for federal disaster assistance programs.

To expedite the process, people impacted by the Camp Fire should file insurance claims for damages to their homes, cars and businesses before they apply to FEMA.

All survivors are encouraged to apply, even if they have insurance, since FEMA disaster assistance often provides benefits not covered by many insurers.

To register with FEMA online, click here. To register by phone, call 800-621-3362.

Survivors may also register at a Disaster Recovery Center jointly operated by Cal OES and FEMA.

The Disaster Recovery Centers are located at:

  • Creative Learning Center, located at 1080 Ewald Court in Paradise. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It is closed on Sundays.
  • Chico Mall, located in the former Sears store at 1982 E. 20th Street in Chico. It is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It is closed on Sundays.

The February 15 deadline also applies to applications for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

SBA is the federal government's primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property.

SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property.

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