FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center Opens in Sonoma County

SACRAMENTO, Calif.‚Äď A FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center to serve wildfire survivors in Sonoma County opened¬† Friday, September 11, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. It is located at the Sonoma County Office of Education, 5340 Skylane Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. The Mobile Registration Intake Center will operate seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. until further notice.

Visitors can register for FEMA assistance, check the status of their FEMA applications, find information about programs and agencies that can help speed their recovery, and receive answers to questions, review information within their letter from FEMA or finding out whether they can still receive assistance if they have insurance.

The Mobile Registration Intake Center is part of  FEMA’s ongoing response and recovery mission to support wildfire survivors impacted by the August 2020 fire siege across California.

Survivors can register with FEMA in one of three ways: online at www.disasterassistance.gov; by downloading the FEMA app to a smartphone or tablet; or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) between 7 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. The helpline staff can also answer questions about applications already submitted.

For businesses, homeowners and renters who may be interested in disaster assistance loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, The SBA has established a Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center. Customer service representatives are available to assist business owners, homeowners and renters to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each person complete their electronic loan application.

The virtual business  recovery center and virtual disaster loan outreach center are open from 7:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and may be reached by calling (916) 735-1500 or by email to FOCWAssistance@sba.gov.


Monica Vargas

Monica is an 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, 2017 winter storms, North Bay Fires, Camp Fire, Ridgecrest Earthquake and EMAC PIO support to 2020 Puerto Rico earthquake. She previously served Cal OES as an analyst in international affairs, technology operations and executive staff support.

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