California Emergency Current Events and Announcements
Updated June 12, 2023
UPDATE: CA DR-4699: 3 Additional Counties and RPA Deadlines
A communication from the HENTF and FEMA Task Force office
Dear California colleagues,
Previously, we at the Heritage Emergency National Task Force (HENTF) reached out to provide an updated status to everyone for the California Winter Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, also referred to as DR-4699. We continue to hope you and your loved ones are managing to stay safe from the impacts of these events. To further the response and recovery efforts of California’s arts and culture sector, as well as the public, we would like to share another updated status on the availability of Public Assistance funding in the impacted counties.
- On February 21, 2023, a major disaster was declared for severe winter storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides that led to a major disaster declaration on April 3rd in California. Public Assistance was made available to an additional 3 counties on June 8th, for a total of 38 counties. Please refer to the map for further location and assistance details: Designated Areas | FEMA.gov.
- The available counties are as follows in alphabetical order and the Request for Public Assistance (RPA) submission deadlines noted to the right of each county. The three (3) new counties are highlighted.
Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne
- Please note the following 23 counties have a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) submission deadline by tomorrow, June 13, 2023!!:
Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Del Norte, Fresno, Glenn, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Modoc, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Sierra, Trinity, Tulare, and Tuolumne
- The following 12 counties have an upcoming RPA submission deadline of June 24, 2023!!:
El Dorado, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mono, Napa, Nevada, Sacramento, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, and Shasta
Finally, please continue to reach out to your members and constituents and share the following resources:
- Cultural institutions and arts organizations affected by the storms and tornadoes can call the National Heritage Responders hotline: 202.661.8068. The National Heritage Responders, a team of trained conservators and collections care professionals administered by the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation, are available 24/7 to provide advice and guidance.
- Members of the public who have questions about saving family heirlooms can email the National Heritage Responders at [email protected]
- HENTF’s Save Your Family Treasures guidance is available at Save Your Family Treasures | FEMA.gov. Here you can find the downloadable FEMA fact sheets “After the Flood: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasures” and “Salvaging Water-Damaged Family Valuables and Heirlooms,” available in multiple languages.
Please convey any questions to me at [email protected].
Save Your Family Treasures Project Manager (Detail)
Heritage Emergency National Task Force
Office of Environmental Planning & Historic Preservation Resilience
Mobile: (202) 718-2011
HENTF - Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative (si.edu)
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Do you know of other resources that should be listed here? Contact Michelle Rader at [email protected] or 831-471-9970 x1.