Senator McGuire responds to Federal Disaster Declaration for Lake County

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Today, President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for the State of California triggering the release of federal funds to help victims of the Valley Fire in Lake County.

Senator Mike McGuire, who represents all of Lake County in the California State Senate, released the following statement:

“This federal declaration will provide the victims of the Valley Fire with the additional support they need to help recover, rebuild and reinvigorate our communities that were devastated when the blaze tore through Cobb, Middletown, Hidden Valley Lake and the surrounding neighbors,” Senator McGuire said. “The state has come in with unprecedented levels of support to help in the immediate aftermath – and we will now be able to work together on the local, state and federal level to ensure Lake County comes back from the ashes and thrives.”

Lake County residents affected by the fire can register with FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) online at; via smartphone at or by calling the registration phone number at 1-800-621-3362.

The State will be active in managing the roll out of the FEMA assistance, which will provide financial help, temporary housing, funding for housing repair and other individual needs like clean-up items, moving expenses, clothing and more.

More information on the FEMA programs that are now available with the declaration of a major disaster can be found at