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SLO County, FEMA opens mobile disaster relief registration sites

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Posted at 10:26 AM, Feb 11, 2023

The County of San Luis Obispo Office of Emergency Services is opening a Mobile Registration Intake Center to assist residents impacted by January’s severe weather.

FEMA staff will be at the mobile registration sites to help people register for storm assistance without needing to drive to the Disaster Recovery Center in San Luis Obispo.

“It’s really important to have centers like this that are mobile that can go from community to community to reach out to those who are unable to get to our recovery centers," said Renee Bafalis, a FEMA media relations specialist.

With some recovery centers set to close in the next couple of days, their goal is simple, to make their resources more accessible to areas within San Luis Obispo County.

“If they come to one of our registration sites they just need to bring identification with them and let us know things like social security number, where you may be staying if you’re not at your home, how can we reach you, bank routing information…those are the type of things we need," added Bafalis.

The registration site will be available at the following locations:

  • Nipomo Community Services District: Saturday February 11 and Sunday February 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Cayucos Library: Monday, February 13 and Tuesday February 14 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Cambria Library: Wednesday February 15 and Thursday, February 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The FEMA registration deadline is March 16th. Applications can also be submitted online at the FEMA disaster assistance website.