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Disaster Recovery Centers Opening

If the storms and flooding in early January caused damage to your home or business, you can apply for financial support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at nearby in-person sites starting Friday, February 10.

Alameda Post - Disaster recovery centers open in Alameda County

The new Disaster Recovery Centers in Alameda County are operated by the county in partnership with FEMA and California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES).

The center closest to Alameda is located at 7001 Oakport St. in Oakland. Another center is located at 4825 Gleason Dr. in Dublin. Both centers will be open daily, February 10 to February 24, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Each center has translation services available. Applications for FEMA assistance are due on March 16.

Applications also may be filed online at the Disaster Assistance website. Registrants will need to provide:

  • Social Security Number (SSN) OR the SSN of a minor child in the household who is a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national or qualified alien.
  • Annual household income.
  • Contact information—phone number, mailing address, email address, and damaged home address.
  • Insurance information—coverage, insurance company name, etc.
  • Bank account information.

If you experience technical issues while trying to apply online, call the FEMA Internet Help Desk at 1-800-745-0243, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

For more information or to get help with filing an application, call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362. Helpline services are available seven days a week, 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific Time.

Please note that applicants are encouraged to file insurance claims for damages before applying for FEMA assistance.

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