FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), the SBA (Small
Business Administration), and OES ( the Governor's Office
of Emergency Services) have opened offices in Paso Robles
and Atascadero, and have a floating satellite office that
travels between Oceano, Morro Bay and Cambria.
Did you know that the SBA offers low interest home disaster
loans to help cover what FEMA and your insurance can't? They
also offer Business Disaster Loans and Economic Injury Disaster
At the emergency service centers there are teams of professionals
that are ready to help you recover from the earthquake. You
can find help in finding new employment, processing earthquake
damage claims (if you're presently insured through the California
Earthquake Authority), emergency needs referrals, getting
your home prepared before the next quake, and many other services
that can help you recover from the earthquake. But don't wait
too long, there's a 60 day deadline from the declaration to
file claims, and the offices won't be open here that long.
March 13th is the last day to file.