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Posted on: January 18, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Storm Response 2023 Disaster Recovery FAQs

Storm Response 2023 Disaster Recovery FAQs

Here are FAQs, emergency contacts, and resources for County residents impacted by the storms from December 31, 2022, to January 30, 2023. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

Disaster Recovery FAQs

Preguntas Frecuentes sobre la Recuperación ante Desastres de Storm Response 2023.

I have damage to my property; what should I do?
For those who have experienced personal property damage, please contact your insurance company first to determine what resources might be available.  Keep track of the damages and take photos of structural and content damage. The County is also looking into available resources. Please note that Public Works does not remove debris or clean up private property. 

If your property or business is in unincorporated Contra Costa County and you have questions, please email [email protected].

When are FEMA damage inspectors coming to assess our community, and what do their efforts mean for our recovery? 
In late January 2023, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) conducted preliminary assessments of damage caused by the January storms in Contra Costa County. 

FEMA will provide an official determination on whether Contra Costa County qualifies for Public Assistance and other storm recovery funds. Currently, Contra Costa County has been approved for Individual Assistance (IA). Residents can apply through FEMA directly for financial assistance at or call 1-800-621-3362. Residents must apply and then their applications are reviewed and approved by FEMA. 

What is the current financial impact to the county? 
Our preliminary estimate of the widespread impact throughout the county, including unincorporated areas, is about $43 million in road and debris cleanup. We expect this figure to change as further assessments are made.  We will share more information as it becomes available.

When will individual financial assistance be available?
On Feb. 2, Contra Costa County was approved for Individual Aid (IA). FEMA provides Individual Assistance to eligible individuals and households who have sustained losses as a direct result of a disaster that receives a federal disaster declaration. 

Because the County received the IA declaration, residents can apply for the programs directly through FEMA at Residents must apply and then their applications are reviewed and approved by FEMA. 

How should I prepare for future storms?
Sign up for emergency alerts through the Community Warning System at Pay close attention to weather forecasts and conditions if traveling. Make sure to have an emergency kit for everyone in your household with food, clothing, and essential supplies for at least three days. Also, review your insurance coverage regularly to help ensure that your possessions, your property, and your loved ones are protected. 

Disaster Recovery Center Information

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)  will open a Disaster Recovery Center in partnership with Contra Costa County to help residents impacted by the storms from Dec. 31, 2022, to Jan. 30, 2023, to connect directly with recovery resources. The Center has opened in Danville during these dates and times, depending on need: 

Location: 510 La Gonda Way, Danville, CA 94526
Time: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
Dates: Feb. 15 to March 1

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FEMA and Contra Costa County open Disaster Recovery Center in Danville, California

FEMA and Contra Costa County open Disaster Recovery Center in Danville, California  Contra Costa County Disaster Recovery Center Survey Disaster Recovery Center in Danville, California on Tuesday, February 14, 2023.

Alameda County has opened two Disaster Recovery Centers from February 10, 2023, through Friday, February 24. These centers will be open from 10 AM-7 PM. Residents from Contra Costa can visit these centers to receive information and referrals for state and federal storm relief resources. 

Dublin address is:
4825 Gleason Dr.
Dublin, CA 94568 
Time: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m
Dates: Feb. 10 to Feb. 24.

Oakland Address is:
7001 Oakport St.
Oakland, CA 94621
Time: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m
Dates: Feb. 10 to Feb. 24.

2023 Storm Response Disaster Recovery
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City Recovery Contacts for the 2023 January Winter Storm

Marcelle Indelicato

Suzanne Iarla, [email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

Walnut Creek:
Betsy Burkhart, [email protected]

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