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Federal Disaster Declaration Issued for February 14 Mudslide

Post Date:05/03/2019 4:00 PM

On May 1, President Trump approved a major disaster declaration for the severe winter storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides that hit the state of California between February 13 and 15, 2019. The mudslide in Sausalito's Hurricane Gulch neighborhood on February 14 is covered by the declaration.

The federal declaration of disaster allows for the possibility of federal funds to be provided to public agencies and individuals to help them recover from a disaster. A federal declaration typically allows for public agencies to receive up to 75% of the cost of recovery (i.e. debris removal, emergency protective measures, repairs, equipment, etc.) from federal funds. The declaration also usually allows individuals to recover up to 100% of costs for housing assistance incurred because of the disaster and up to 25% of costs incurred for other needs.

The exact amount of funds that will be made available based on the declaration of disaster has not yet been determined. When available, the City of Sausalito will provide affected residents with instructions on applying for federal funds for disaster recovery.

Any questions about the federal declaration of disaster may be directed to Lieutenant Bill Fraass at (415) 289-4170 or bfraass@sausalito.gov.
 
VIEW THE MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION FROM FEMA
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MUDSLIDE OF FEBRUARY 14, 2019
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DISASTER DECLARATION PROCESS
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