IMPORTANT UPDATE: On Monday, August 22, 2016, FEMA officials told a 24/7 Headline reporter that public and individual aid to-date have not been requested. The aid that was requested on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, was approved.
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SAN BERNARDINO – The County of San Bernardino announced on Thursday that Federal Aid is not expected for Blue Cut Fire victims. Although the fire that tore through several San Bernardino County communities, leaving hundreds homeless the final price tag for the fire will likely not qualify for Federal Aid.
The County of San Bernardino declared a local emergency on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, when the wildfire spread rapidly through the county. Although counties, cities can not request federal aid, Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency and requested federal declaration. The Federal declaration would make the fire a federal disaster, which would allow for the fire victims to receive aid. The request was not approved since the fire did not meet the threshold to be considered a federal disaster.
Since several wildfires are burning in the State of California, the state combined the Blue Cut Fire with two others and resubmitted. Again, the government did not approve the proposal, county officials said. The County of San Bernardino is helping by providing resources through the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds Local Assistance Center.
At the Local Assistance Center, those who have lost their homes to the Blue Cut fire can speak with officials from the Department of Insurance as well as several different insurance companies. County agencies of every type are there for those who fell victim to the enormous wildfire.
Agencies include; county Assessor/Recorder/clerk and the departments of Children and Family Services, Aging and Adult Services, Behavioral Health, Public Health, Veteran’s Affairs, Land Use Services, Transitional Assistance and Workforce Development. Also available are the State Department of Motor Vehicles, Oak Hills Water District, Community Action Partnership and Southern California Edison.
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