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San Benito County
Friday January 27th, 2023 :: 11:52 a.m. PST


FEMA Storm Recovery Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                               
January 27, 2023
Monica Leon
Public Information Officer San Benito County
(831)801-0179 [email protected]

Press Release: FEMA Storm Recovery Update January 27, 2023

SAN BENITO COUNTY: On Friday, January 27, 2023, the Office of Emergency Services received verbal notification from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA has given San Benito County the verbal notification to be qualified for Public Assistance (PA). FEMA also gave verbal notification that the County of San Benito did not qualify for Individual Assistance (IA). Although FEMA has only verbally approved San Benito County for Public Assistance, other surrounding counties did not get approved for any assistance from FEMA. 

For more information on the difference between Public Assistance and Individual Assistance please review the presentation broadcasted at the Board of Supervisors meeting on January 17, 2023. To review the playback of the meeting starts at 3:14:44 or if you wish to see the PowerPoint presentation please visit 

In efforts to continue to support our community San Benito County will be coordinating a Resource Center within the next few weeks. The County along with local and state partners will be providing additional resources to all residents affected by the flood who visit the Resource Center. More details to follow when the Resource Center will open.
For more information on recovery and resources please visit  


San Benito County
471 4th St
Hollister, CA 95023

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 831-636-4000

Monica Leon
Public Information Officer
[email protected]

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