Wildfire assistance help deadline extended
The deadline for survivors of wildfires in the Molalla and Colton area to apply for FEMA individual disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has been extended to Monday, Nov. 30.
The extension agreed upon by the state and FEMA is for survivors living in counties designated for individual assistance including, Clackamas and Marion.
Federal disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses, and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.
Apply for disaster assistance with FEMA online at www.disasterassistance.gov/ by using the FEMA app or calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Wildfire clean-up update – ash and debris removal
The State of Oregon is providing no-cost wildfire ash and debris clean-up for all homes and businesses in eight counties affected by the September wildfires; this includes mobile home parks, second homes, businesses and other structures.
Home and business owners who opt into this government-led wildfire clean-up program pay no upfront costs. Additionally, no government agency — state, federal or contractor — will seek payment from any insurance policy unless it is specifically designated for debris removal or left over after the home or business is completely rebuilt.
The no-cost clean-up is available to home and business owners in Clackamas County, as well as other counties impacted by the wildfires.
Property owners need to sign a "Right of Entry" form to allow clean-up crews onto their property. Cleanup crews remove ash and structural debris, hazardous trees, concrete foundations, and burned vehicles. To submit a Right of Entry form and for more information, visit wildfire.oregon.gov/cleanup or call the wildfire debris cleanup hotline: 503-934-1700.
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