State of California
Federal Disaster Declaration Facts - January 17, 2023
On January 14, 2023, President Joseph R. Biden Jr., granted a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of California triggering the release of Federal funds to help individuals and communities recover from Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides that occurred December 27, 2022, and continuing. This disaster declaration has been amended as indicated below in bold. Details of the disaster declaration and assistance programs are as follows:
Declaration Number: FEMA-4683-DR
Incident: Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides
Incident Period: December 27, 2022, and continuing
Federal Coordinating Officer: Andrew F. Grant, National FCO Program
Individual Assistance (IA): (Assistance to individuals and households):
IA-Designated Counties: Merced, Monterey, Sacramento, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz Counties.
Public Assistance (PA): (Assistance for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities):PA-Designated Counties:
Sacramento, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara,
and Santa Cruz Counties for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B), including direct federal assistance.
Hazard Mitigation (HM): (Assistance for actions taken to prevent or reduce long term risk to life and property from natural hazards):
HM-Designated Areas: All areas in the State of California are eligible for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
OTHER: Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.
Individuals in Merced, Monterey, Sacramento, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz Counties can apply with FEMA the following ways:
- Apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
- Constituents may call the application phone number at 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585).
City staff are continually assessing the needs of the City and are actively performing recovery measures from the storm. Individuals affected by flooding in Arroyo Grande can contact the City's Liaison, Erica Casares at (805) 473-5453 or firstname.lastname@example.org