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Disaster Services

  • The Disaster Services website provides information on recent disasters and helpline numbers for requesting assistance.
  • California Grant Assistance for Individuals and Families During a Presidentially-declared disaster, individuals and families who suffered losses can get help with expenses and basic needs through two grant programs: the Individuals and Households Program and the State Supplemental Grant Program. To register for assistance call the Federal Emergency Management Agency registration line, 1-800-621-3362. For the speech-or hearing-impaired, the number is 1-800-462-7585.