The Federal Emergency Management Agency is offering immediate help for California's wildfire response. FEMA spokeswoman Brandi Richard said funding is already being provided to help for firefighters, equipment, and other necessities for fighting the Camp Fire in Northern California and other wildfires in the southern portion of the state.
Richard also noted that the federal government also approved on Monday night a major disaster declaration was signed by President Trump which allows FEMA to provide individual and public assistance for all three counties affected by wildfires, and that includes Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura counties. That means wildfire victims can call FEMA to register for assistance in recovery process. However, Richard encourages home and business owners to first contact the insurance providers and file a claim with them.
To apply for financial assist from FEMA click here for online help. You may also call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 to register for assistance. Eventually there will disaster recovery centers set up in all the affected counties to allow victims to walk in and talk with someone in person.