Disaster Recovery Center Hours Changing in Butte County

Operating hours of the two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Butte County will change starting Saturday, Feb. 16. The new hours of operation will be:

Creative Learning Center

1080 Ewald Ct.

Paradise, CA 95969

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed Saturdays and Sundays

Closed on President’s Day (2/18)


Chico Mall – Former Sears Store

1982 E. 20th St.

Chico, CA 95928

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Closed Saturdays and Sundays

Closed on President’s Day (2/18)

Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Individual Assistance program, FEMA Mitigation, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will remain at DRCs to assist survivors, answer questions, and accept outstanding documentation.

Remember: The application deadline for federal assistance and right of entry (ROE) forms is Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Survivors may register with FEMA in-person at a DRC, online at DisasterAssistance.gov, or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). Multi-lingual operators are available, with toll-free numbers open daily 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (PST).

DRCs are accessible for individuals with disabilities and access and functional needs. They have on-site communication accessibility tools, including amplified listening devices, Video Relay Interpreting and CapTel phones. ASL interpreters are available upon request.

Survivors are encouraged to file insurance claims for damages to their homes, cars and businesses before applying for FEMA assistance. Survivors may also apply for low-interest disaster loans with the SBA online at sba.gov/disaster, at their nearest DRC, by contacting the SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955, or emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. People who are deaf and hard-of-hearing may call 800-877-8339.

RJ Ghilarducci

RJ Ghilarducci is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). He joined the OES team to aid in 2018's Camp, Woolsey, Hill, and Holy Fire recoveries. He previously served on Governor Gavin Newsom's campaign, worked as a newspaper reporter, and coached Division 1 college football.

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