FEMA opens Mobile Registration Intake Center in Lassen County

A Federal Emergency Management Agency Mobile Registration Intake Center opens in Susanville today, Tuesday, Nov. 17, for four days to serve Lassen County wildfire survivors.

The intake center is part of the ongoing response and recovery mission for FEMA and the state of California to assist survivors with disaster information. It is located at Jensen Hall, Lassen County Fairgrounds, 195 Russell Ave. It will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 through Friday, Nov. 20.

The centers are temporary sites to support survivors with disaster information. They offer an optional opportunity for survivors to register, especially those without access to Internet or telephone service.

Survivors also may register with FEMA in one of three ways:

  • Online at DisasterAssistance.gov;
  • By downloading the FEMA app to a smartphone or tablet; or
  • By calling the FEMA Helpline at (800) 621-3362 or TTY at (800) 462-7585 between 7 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. PST. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel, should provide FEMA with the specific number assigned to that service when they register.

The helpline staff can also answer questions about applications already submitted.

The deadline to register for assistance under DR-4558 is Nov. 21.

Registration enables FEMA to determine residents’ eligibility for financial assistance that may include rent, home repair, home replacement and other serious disaster-related needs such as childcare, transportation and medical, funeral or dental expenses.

For the latest information on wildfire recovery, visit fema.gov/disaster/4558.

Follow the FEMA Region 9 Twitter account at twitter.com/femaregion9.