Disaster Recovery Center to Open in San Diego County

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), will open on Thursday, January 25 in Bonsall to offer residents affected by the December wildfires and flooding, mudflows, and debris flows directly related to the wildfires resources for disaster assistance.

The center will be located at:

Bonsall Community Center
31505 Old River Road
Bonsall, CA 92003

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice. The center will be closed on Sundays.

The center will open Thursday, January 25, 2018

Representatives from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies will staff the center. Residents of any of the designated counties – Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura – can seek help at the Bonsall DRC.

Before visiting a 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 deadline to register for disaster assistance for these events is March 16, 2018, but survivors are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

The toll-free numbers are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, 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.

Residents of the designated counties can find the closest DRC by going online at fema.gov/drc or texting 43362 with the message DRC and their ZIP Code. Standard message and data rates apply.

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Robb Mayberry

Robb Mayberry is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. He has assisted in the response and recovery efforts with some of California’s worst disasters, including the San Refugio Oil Spill, the Valley and Butte Wildfires, Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, Erskine Fire, and the Winters Storms of 2017. Prior to public service, he spent 25 years managing the public and media relations for some of Northern California’s largest healthcare organizations.

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