KERN COUNTY, Calif., Through coordinated efforts between local, state, and federal agencies, FEMA has activated a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Lake Isabella, CA. The DRC will provide information on disaster assistance programs and services, and aid survivors of recent severe weather and floods with filling out the various applications. Representatives from FEMA, the Small Business Administration (SBA), and other agencies will be on site to provide information and answer questions.
Kern County Supervisor Phillip Peters expressed his gratitude for the relief that FEMA and other assistance programs will bring to the community, stating: “As Kern County continues to recover from the impacts of floods caused by unprecedented rainfall, we are grateful for the relief that FEMA and other assistance programs will bring to local residents. There are many people to thank for their tremendous efforts during our recovery, but I would like to especially thank Speaker McCarthy and Congressman Valadao, for ensuring our voices are heard at the highest level. I will continue working with community members and resource providers to ensure that all those in need are able to take advantage of this opportunity. Although a record level of snowpack remains above the River, we will continue moving forward with cautious optimism that the warm weather will bring only increased tourism and recreational opportunities to the Kern River Valley.”
The Lake Isabella DRC will be open to the public starting Friday, April 21st. Address and hours of operations are as follows:
Lake Isabella Senior Center
6401 Lake Isabella Blvd
Lake Isabella, CA 93240
Monday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
An important step in the disaster assistance process may include applying with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Visiting the DRC is an excellent opportunity for survivors to speak to representatives who can explain the process and the coordinated efforts made between FEMA and the SBA to provide assistance.
Media inquiries can be directed to:
FEMA Media Relations Specialist
Mary Anne Bradfield
U.S. Small Business Administration