The Town of Danville has been working closely with FEMA and Contra Costa County officials to seek support for residents affected by recent storms. We were one of the first agencies in the County to declare a local emergency, and have been working to move the assistance process forward as well as providing direct assistance to residents through debris removal and cleanup. We are pleased to share that FEMA has approved Individual Assistance for residents of Contra Costa County, including the Danville area. Residents must go through FEMA to apply for assistance.
Residents who have sustained property and business damage from the series of winter storms starting December 31 can seek assistance directly from FEMA. The disaster designation is: California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4683-CA). Residents should apply online at www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362. Applying does not guarantee that assistance will be awarded.
Once the resident has registered, there will be information on the next steps and available programs. The website has many languages to choose from if English is not the primary language. Residents seeking disaster assistance must use the above link to start the application process. Town staff do not have additional information on the FEMA application process. At this time, there is no local avenue for Individual Assistance applications.
NOTE: If you have insurance, you should file a claim with your insurance company immediately. FEMA assistance cannot aid with losses already covered by insurance.