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Andrea Chatman
Pacific Disaster Center
1305 North Holopono Street, Suite 2
Kihei, HI 96753
Phone: 808.891.0525
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News from Region IX

New State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Lake County

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Lake County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Clearlake is open to help survivors impacted by the Valley Fire. Disaster Recovery Centers are operated by the California Office of Emergency Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in partnership with the county and local agencies. 

DRC Location:

The Lake County Disaster Recovery Center in Clearlake

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FEMA Eligibility Letter May Not Be Last Word on Disaster Assistance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – If you applied for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and received a letter or text message saying you were not eligible for disaster aid, you should know that the first communication may not be the last word.  While applicants may be ineligible for FEMA disaster grants, they may receive assistance through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). 

And there may be an easy-to-resolve reason why some wildfire survivors received a notice stating that they are ineligible for assistance. 

Wildfire Survivors Warned: Beware of Fraud

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As Californians work to recover from the wildfires, FEMA is warning of another danger: Fraudulent building contractors and other scam artists who often appear in communities recovering from a disaster.
Here are a few common post-disaster fraud practices:

Fraudulent phone calls or visits: Be wary of individuals claiming to be from FEMA without proper FEMA photo identification asking for survivor information.

Survivors will be asked to provide their Social Security number and banking information only when registering for FEMA assistance.


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Hawaii HAZUS Atlas Handout

HIHUG: Hawaii HAZUS Atlas Success Story
For instant earthquake analysis in Hawaii, turn to the Hawaii HAZUS Atlas.  The twenty plausible earthquake scenarios will assist any emergency manager with all phases of disaster planning.


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