Rep. Thompson Announces FEMA Approval of Individual Assistance Funds for Sonoma County
Santa Rosa, CA - Today, Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-05) made the following statement following the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) approval of Individual Assistance disaster relief for Sonoma County:
"I'm happy to announce that today FEMA approved Individual Assistance disaster relief funds for Sonoma County. This money will bring relief to individuals and families who have lost homes and property in the fires to help them recover and rebuild.
"Since the fires broke out in our community, I've been in close contact with FEMA and the White House to ensure that federal relief is quickly approved. Earlier this week, the President declared the fires major disasters, allowing FEMA to provide emergency assistance for immediate logistical needs. This approval of Individual Assistance is the first step on the long road to recovery for Sonoma County and will be a tremendous help to families who have lost everything.
"Given the incredible damage we've already seen in Sonoma County, FEMA was able to quickly assess the extent of the devastation in the county and approve the relief. But others will also need assistance. I'll continue to work with the Administration to ensure Individual Assistance is approved for the other counties in our District that have been devastated by these fires."