Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Mendocino County

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), jointly operated by the State of California’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has opened in Mendocino County, to offer residents affected by the devastating October 2017 wildfires a one-stop-shop for disaster assistance.

The center is located at 1375 N. State St., Ukiah, CA, 95482. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. The center offers a continuation of services from a previous location at Mendocino College.

Staffing the DRC are representatives from FEMA, Cal OES, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies. Residents of any of the designated counties – Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Orange, Napa, Nevada, Sonoma and Yuba – can seek help at the Mendocino County DRC.

Before visiting the DRC, survivors are encouraged to apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may call 800-621-3362. The toll-free numbers are open 7 a.m. to 10p.m. seven days a week.

Applicants should have the following information at hand :

• Social Security number.

• Address of the damaged primary residence.

• Description of the damage.

• Information about insurance coverage.

• A current contact telephone number.

• An address where they can receive mail.

• Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds.


Monica Vargas

Monica is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). She has been involved in the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, Valley Fire, Butte Fire, historic drought, Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway Incident and 2017 winter storms. She previously served Cal OES as an analyst in international affairs, technology operations and executive staff support.

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