Oroville Disaster Recovery Center set to close February 8, other locations remain open

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State of California announced Monday that the Oroville Disaster Recovery Center will close on Friday, February 8 at 6:00 p.m.

The Disaster Recovery Centers in Paradise and Chico will remain open at the following locations:

  • Creative Learning Center, located at 1080 Ewald Street in Paradise, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sundays.
  • Chico Mall (Former Sears Store), located at 1982 E. 20th Street in Chico, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sundays.

Disaster Recovery Centers are operated by the State of California and FEMA in partnership with other federal, state, and local agencies.

The registration deadline to apply for disaster assistance is Friday, February 15.

Survivors with losses are encouraged to register for assistance before going to the DRC by registering online at or by calling 800-621-3362.

Homeowners, renters and small business owners must sign-up by Friday, February 15 to be considered for eligibility in any of the several federal disaster assistance programs.

Survivors should register with FEMA even if they have insurance. Disaster assistance often provides benefits not covered by insurance.

The Friday, February 15 deadline also applies to applications for low-interest disaster loans from the Small Business Association.

The SBA Disaster Customer Service Center's toll-free number is 800-659-2955. You can also email them at or by visiting

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