New Guidelines for States Worry CA

Is California too rich to get help from FEMA? New guidelines worry emergency planners

If California experiences another deadly disaster like the 2018 Camp Fire, survivors may have a far more difficult time obtaining federal assistance.
That’s the warning California’s Office of Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci issued at a congressional field hearing Tuesday.
The reason: a new Federal Emergency Management Agency regulation tightening eligibility for federal disaster recovery programs including housing assistance, healthcare, crisis counseling and unemployment assistance.

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