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Burned home with man surveying damage.

Continued FEMA Rental Assistance May be Available for Valley Fire Survivors

| 11:21 AM

Survivors of the September Valley Fire who are currently receiving Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rental assistance for temporary housing as part of the Individuals and Households Program may be able to extend their current benefits into the new year.

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Burned home with man surveying damage.

Valley Fire Survivors May Apply for Federal Aid to Help With Losses

| 3:04 PM

Homeowners or renters affected by the Valley Fire in September can now apply for a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant through Dec. 15. The grants are designed to help with serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance such as rent, home repair or replacement, medical or dental costs, transportation or other personal property losses.

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sandbags

County to Open Erosion Control Center for Valley Fire Businesses, Residents

| 9:15 AM

The County will open a new erosion control center in Alpine Thursday to help businesses and homeowners in the areas burned by the Valley Fire by giving out free sandbags, fiber rolls and items to stabilize properties before winter rains arrive.

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County Opens Local Assistance Center for Valley Fire

| 12:30 PM

County Supervisor Dianne Jacob and officials announced the County is opening a Local Assistance Center to help residents affected by the  Valley Fire, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the County Library’s Rancho San Diego branch in El Cajon.