Californians who were affected by wildfires this year, such as the Camp Fire, only have until the end of Friday, February 15th, 2019 to apply for Federal Wildfire Aid from FEMA. At 11:59 PM on Friday, the deadline cuts off and all future applications will be denied. If you are a Camp Fire survivor, please do not risk losing any more time and apply for federal aid as soon as possible.
Federal wildfire aid may help you pay for:
- Property repair
- Property replacement when repairs are not possible
- Medical expenses for injuries suffered due to a wildfire
- Funeral expenses for lost loved ones
You are permitted to apply for federal aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) even if you have insurance that is already helping to mitigate your damages. At this time, nearly 30,000 households have applied for aid. A FEMA representative also said the majority of federal funding has been provided to the people of Butte County, which has collectively received around $70 million so far.
You can register for Federal Wildfire Aid by:
- Visiting DisasterAssistance.gov
- Visiting the Paradise Creative Learning Center’s disaster recovery center
- Visiting the Chico Mall disaster recovery center in the former Sears store
- Calling (800) 621-3362 between 7:00 AM and 10:00 PM, everyday
(For more information about how to register for Federal Wildfire Aid, you click here to view a full article from MSN.)
You Deserve the Best Care After the Camp Fire
At Kershaw Talley Barlow, we are helping survivors of the Camp Fire explore their right to compensation for property loss, injury, and death caused by the fires. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) may be liable for your damages, but you must file a lawsuit before you can receive potential compensation. Taking legal action against PG&E does not affect your ability to also file for Federal Wildfire Aid from FEMA. Furthermore, PG&E has filed for bankruptcy, which puts a strict time limit on any claims or lawsuits filed against them.
Call us at (916) 520-6639 or contact us online to learn about our Camp Fire attorneys’ experience and your own legal options.