Placer County seeking federal assistance due to winter storms


The application has been approved for up to $3.8 million due to the effects of the winter storms

AUBURN, Calif. — Placer County is included in a winter storm disaster declaration approved by President Joe Biden. This action can bring much needed financial assistance from Federal Emergency Management Agencysaving taxpayers up to $3.8 million.

“This announcement is a huge boost for our county,” said Placer County Board of Supervisors Chairman and District 3 Supervisor Jim Holmes. “This assistance will help us recover from the winter storms and ensure our community remains strong and resilient.”

General help

Under the proclamation, Placer County, along with its cities and special districts, will be eligible for public assistance, which covers qualified emergency work and repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities and infrastructure.

Placer damage

The approval comes weeks after California was hit by a series of devastating winter storms. Storm impacts in the county include road damage, debris removal, wind and water damage, and more.

It is important to note that Placer County was not eligible for federal funding for Individual Assistance, which would provide direct support to affected residents.

Alluvial Resource Conservation Area

The Placer Resource Conservation District offers a chopping program to help landowners remove tree debris and vegetation – helping to achieve defensible space goals. The fee-based program also offers low-cost chipping services to eligible residents.

Learn more about the program at Placer RCD website.

Residents are encouraged to contact their insurance provider if they experience significant storm damage. Residents who do not have flood insurance should consider adding it to their existing policy.


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