Press Releases

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is concerned about the safety of California residents affected by the wildfires.  She will continue to provide updates as the information is received by her office. 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced on Wednesday, October 24, that residents in the counties designated for assistance can begin the disaster application process.

Individuals may register for FEMA assistance by phone or online: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or

The toll-free telephone line will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time), Monday through Sunday until further notice.  Applicants registering for aid should be prepared to provide basic information about themselves (name, permanent address, phone number), insurance coverage, and any other information to help substantiate losses.

For more information, and a list of frequently asked questions visit:

In addition, three local assistance centers will open on Thursday, October 25, and two additional centers will open on Friday, October 26.  The hours of operation for the centers are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The Rancho Bernardo-Glassman Recreation Center in San Diego will have extended hours Monday through Friday and will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Local assistance centers will open at the following locations on Thursday, October 25:

Rancho Bernardo-Glassman Recreation Center
18448 W. Bernardo Drive
San Diego, CA 92127

Ramona Community School
1710 Montecito Road
Ramona, CA 92065

Fallbrook Community Center
341 Heald Lane
Fallbrook, CA 92028

Local assistance centers will open at the following locations on Friday, October 26:

Rancho San Diego-Cuyamaca College
900 Rancho San Diego Parkway
El Cajon, CA 92109

Activities Center
George A. Caravalho Santa Clarita Sports Complex
20880 Centre Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Additional centers will be opened in the region as needed.