FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 14, 2023
Joint Information Center Media Line (408) 808-7866 | [email protected]
The County of Santa Clara is collecting damage information for submission to the appropriate state and federal agencies. Take the survey today!
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF — The Bay Area has been hit by a series of atmospheric rivers that brought widespread rain, flooding, and strong winds causing damage including flooding, fallen trees, and mudslides across the region. To help community members recover from the storms that began on or after March 9, 2023, the County of Santa Clara is collecting damage information from residents for submittal to the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Community members may self-report property damages by going to www.PrepareSCC.org/Flood and completing the survey.
“The County continues working toward recovering from the storms that have greatly impacted our county, particularly South County,” said Dana Reed. “We are working with our local and state partners to ensure that our community members are informed of the recovery resources and services that are available, including FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program. We encourage property owners and renters to submit damage surveys for the storms beginning on March 9th.”
FEMA’s Individuals Assistance Program provides financial and direct services to eligible individuals and households affected by a disaster, who have uninsured or under-insured necessary expenses and serious needs. Individual Assistance program is not a substitute for insurance and cannot compensate for all losses, and the collection of damage information is not a guarantee of financial assistance.
About the County of Santa Clara’s Joint Information Center
The County of Santa Clara’s Joint Information Center provides coordinated public information during emergencies and disasters. We partner with our local jurisdictions to provide critical information to the public that encourages life safety actions. The Joint Information Center is staffed by county public information officers who support the twenty emergency support functions defined in the county’s emergency operations plan.