2/27/23 Media Release: Deadline Approaching in California for SBA Disaster Loans for Property Damage Due to Severe Winter Storms
2/2/23 Media Release: DR4683CA NR008 Alameda Contra Costa Mendocino Ventura Counties Can Now Request FEMA Assistance
The Major Disaster Declaration issued by President Biden was amended to include Ventura County in the designations for Public and Individual Assistance to help cover clean-up and repair costs associated with the January Storms.
1/24/23 Media Release: Board of Supervisors Ratify Proclamation of Local Emergency for Ventura County following winter storms
On January 24, 2023, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors ratified the proclamation of local emergency put forth by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. The proclamation acknowledges the significant storm damage sustained by Ventura County communities in January. The proclamation serves as a formal communication to the Governor of California that a request be made to the President of the United States for federal assistance under a major disaster declaration.
The January storms resulted in the structural failure to Matilija Canyon Road. Stranded residents were evacuated by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. Ventura County Public Works crews began debris removal and repairs immediately, and have established single-lane access to reconnect residents to the County. Complete repairs and restoration are estimated to take up to six months.
The January storms delivered substantial rainfall that reached historic triggers for land movement in the La Conchita community. Residents were issued an evacuation order on 1/9/23. After evaluations of the hillside showed no signs of imminent failure, the evacuation order was lifted on Tuesday, at 6:00 pm, with the following caveat: La Conchita has been and continues to be deemed a geological hazard area and Ventura County Officials advise against entry into the area under any circumstances. For more information on historical events and resources, please visit the La Conchita Information Page.