SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A Local Assistance Center (LAC) is now open in Santa Barbara.
These centers are staffed by representatives from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), FEMA, the U.S Small Business Administration and a host of other federal, state and local agencies.
The LAC will be open for business Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The center will be closed on Sundays. It is located at:
1 North Calle Cesar Chavez
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Survivors of the recent Southern California wildfires, flooding, debris flows and mudslides should register with FEMA before visiting the LAC, but it is not mandatory.
Survivors in Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, can go online at DisasterAssistance.gov, use the FEMA app on a smart phone or call 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 for TTY users. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service can call 800-621-3362. The toll-free numbers are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
Anyone registering for disaster assistance with FEMA should have the following information available:
Social Security number.
Address of the damaged primary residence.
Description of the damage.
Information about insurance coverage.
A contact telephone number.
An address to receive mail.
Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds.