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SBA to Open Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Big Sur


Mar 30, 2017 11:33 am

U.S. Small Business Administration to open additional Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Big Sur to meet the needs of businesses and individuals who were affected by severe storms and flooding that occurred Feb. 1-25, 2017. It will be open two days only beginning 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.


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AERIAL VIDEO: Northern California’s Super Saturation as Even More Storms Roll into Region


Feb 19, 2017 5:40 pm

Today the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, with a lift by the California National Guard, toured the flooded and super saturated areas of Northern California along the #Sacramento River. Below is raw video from an aerial survey of the conditions of rivers and levees in the greater Sacramento area, heading towards Colusa County.

This was shot from a California National Guard helicopter carrying emergency management officials responsible for coordinating the state’s response to the winter weather impacts. Video shot on Sunday, February 19, 2017 by Cal OES.

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SBA Disaster Assistance Available to California Private Nonprofit Organizations


Feb 16, 2017 12:21 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private nonprofit organizations in California following President Trump’s federal disaster declaration for Public Assistance as a result of the severe winter storms, flooding and mudslides that occurred Jan. 3-12, 2017, announced the U.S. Small Business Administration. Private nonprofits that provide essential services of a governmental nature are eligible for assistance.

SBA disaster assistance is now available in Alameda, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Humboldt, Inyo, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mendocino, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba counties.

SBA may lend private nonprofits up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, … continue reading »


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LOOKBACK: Documentary Captures Sights, Sounds of Northridge Quake in 1994


Jan 17, 2017 2:45 pm

The 6.7 magnitude earthquake began around 4:30 a.m. with violent shaking that lasted 10 to 20 seconds. According to sensors in the area, it was among the strongest and fastest ground movement recorded in North America. In its wake, the shaking left 57 residents of Los Angeles County dead and more than 11,800 residents of Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties injured.

Below is a documentary commissioned by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services in 1995 that captures that sometimes shocking and disastrous impacts of the Northridge earthquake of the prior year.

“This disaster helped shape the face of modern emergency management in California, a model that is replicated around the U.S. and in many countries around the globe,” said California Governor’s Office of Emergency … continue reading »


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Cal OES Director Secures Fire Management Assistance Grant from FEMA to Assist Response Agencies Battling Clayton Fire in Lake County


Aug 14, 2016 6:02 pm

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci today secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure the availability of vital resources to suppress the Clayton Fire burning in Lake County. The FMAG also enables local, state and tribal agencies to recover eligible costs.

Thus far, the fire has burned approximately 1,400 acres, several structures have been lost and the fire continues to threaten areas off State Highway 29 towards Lower Lake. Cal OES is working with Cal FIRE to mobilize multiple immediate-need fire strike teams and firefighters including fire engines, dozers, water tenders and fire retardant drops from aircraft as well as shelter operations staff and emergency communications capability.

Cal OES Fire, Law Enforcement and Coastal Region personnel are currently working with other response agencies to address all emergency management, evacuation and … continue reading »


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Cal OES Director Secures Fire Management Assistance Grant From FEMA to Assist Response Agencies Battling Soberanes Fire burning in Monterey County


Jul 28, 2016 7:27 pm

Cal OES Director Mark Ghilarducci today secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure the availability of vital resources to suppress the Soberanes Fire burning in Monterey County near Carmel Garrapata State Park. This grant also enables local, state and tribal agencies to recover eligible costs.

On Wednesday, Cal OES Chief Deputy Director Nancy Ward and CAL FIRE Director Ken Pimlott traveled to Monterey County to survey the fire and meet with key local, state and federal officials to ensure that first responders and emergency managers continue to receive the assistance they need from the state. Ward and Pimlott reiterated that the Soberanes fire is one of the state’s top priority disasters. More than 3,500 federal, state and local firefighting personnel are involved, including mutual aid agencies from as far … continue reading »


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State’s Top Emergency Manager, Public Health Officer Urge Californians to Prepare for Excessive Heat Beginning this Weekend


Jun 17, 2016 4:11 pm
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SACRAMENTO – In response to forecasts of excessive heat early next week, especially in Southern California, state officials are urging Californians to prepare for potentially record-breaking temperatures starting Sunday.  State agencies and utility companies have already implemented plans and taken steps in anticipation of the heatwave.

This warming trend has prompted the issue of Excessive Heat Watches and Warnings by the National Weather Service (NWS) Sunday through Wednesday in desert and high-desert areas, as well as parts of Fresno, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, Imperial and Orange and Los Angeles Counties.

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“Heat-related emergencies cause dozens of deaths in California each year and prompt thousands of people to seek treatment at local emergency rooms,” said California Department of Public Health (CDPH) … continue reading »


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