New Federal Resources Now Available to Alameda County Storm Victims

Several weeks ago, a series of storms hit our district, resulting in costly damage for many residents. When our AD-20 team looked into resources for constituents coping with storm damage, we found that Alameda County had been excluded from the Federal Major Disaster Declaration that has provided federal disaster relief funds to California storm victims.

Over the last few weeks, our AD20 team has been pushing for the inclusion of our County and monitoring the status closely. 

We are happy to report that today, February 2nd, 2023, we received news that Alameda County is now included in the Major Disaster Declaration. This action by President Biden makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in Alameda County.

Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

Residents and business owners who do sustain losses in the designated areas can apply for disaster assistance:

  • Online at
  • By calling 800-621-3362
  • By using the FEMA smart phone application
  • If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service.

We will continue to monitor this situation and update this page with changes or additional resources.