The San Luis Obispo Veterans Memorial has been transformed into a disaster recovery center and community support center.
“Because this is our one-stop-shop, we want residents to come here and answer all their questions, so they don’t have to call multiple agencies. They can do it all here.” said San Luis Obispo County Emergency Services Coordinator Rachel Dion.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CAL OES), and San Luis Obispo County have put together this center for storm survivors.
“For example, if you lost your driver’s license during a storm, the DMV can help you reapply for your driver’s license. We have construction and we have appraisal offices,” Dion explained. “We have nonprofits here — the Red Cross and the United Way.”
If you have not registered with FEMA for assistance, please bring the following documents:
“We need your Social Security information. We also need the address of the damaged property, where you currently live, your bank account information, etc.” relationship specialist.
If you have already submitted, the center is a good option for following up on your claim.
“Bring any documentation you may have, receipts or not. Chances are your insurance company will tell you exactly what is covered and what is not covered. If the contractor shows up to give you an update on the cost, bring that information with you in order to carry out the repair,” Bafalis added.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a wide range of services beyond the business sector.
“Small businesses can borrow up to $2 million, which is typically used for capital, working capital and damages,” explains SBA spokeswoman Zabrina Tipton. “Homeowners and renters can also take advantage of low-interest loans up to $40,000, which covers furniture, cars, and appliances. Up to $200,000 for homeowners. We have low interest loans for
If you own a farm, livestock, or vineyard, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is onsite to help you find a program that fits your needs.
“We have a worksheet that they fill out, which is a starting point for field debris removal, access roads, flood damage of any kind that needs to be done,” says Jody Lyon, USDA Farm Service Agency Lead Program Technician. said Mr.
The hub also provides information on health and well-being.
How long has this site been around?
“As long as there are community members who need help, we will remain open,” says Dion. “March 16thth, 2023 is the deadline to apply for FEMA federal assistance. “
The Veterans Memorial Building is located at 801 Grand Avenue in San Luis Obispo. Open seven days a week from 8am to 7pm.
For transportation assistance, please contact the SLO County Emergency Services Department at (805) 781-5678.