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Flood Resources

Recent storms have been devastating for families and farmers in the Central Valley, with homes, critical infrastructure, and livelihoods damaged by flooding. Recovery efforts will require long term coordination between local, state, and federal officials. I'll continue working to ensure the Central Valley has the resources they need.

Find more resources for your area and flood preparedness tips below. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office via my contact form.

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Locations

FEMA has also opened Disaster Recovery Centers throughout the Central Valley to help those who have been impacted by recent storms navigate federal disaster relief programs. The specialists at the Disaster Recovery Centers will be able to help you:

  • Apply for assistance. You may also Apply for FEMA Assistance online or Apply/Check your status by phone 1-800-621-3362.
  • Learn more about disaster assistance programs.
  • Learn the status of your FEMA application.
  • Understand any letters you get from FEMA.
  • Find housing and rental assistance information.
  • Get answers to questions or resolve problems.
  • Get referrals to agencies that may offer other assister Center Locations

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  • Learn about Small Business Administration (SBA) programs.

Farmersville Training Center

907 W. Visalia Road

Farmersville, CA 93223

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday

Lake Isabella (Kern River Valley) Senior Center

6405 Lake Isabella Blvd

Lake Isabella, CA  93240

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday-Saturday

McFarland Recreation and Park District

Community Gymnasium

100 South Second Street

McFarland, CA 93250

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday-Saturday

Individuals and households who apply for FEMA assistance after a natural disaster will need to have their home inspected to verify the damages. To learn more about what to expect during your FEMA Home Inspection, click the link below: 

FEMA Home Inspection Fact Sheet 

FEMA Home Inspection Fact Sheet (Spanish) 

Reporting Storm Damage

If you have experienced weather-related damages or losses during these storms, it is critical to report them to your respective counties:

Kings County Flood Damage Survey

Tulare County Flood Damage Survey

Kern County Flood Damage Survey

Sign up for County Emergency Alerts:

As we prepare for expected snowpack runoff, it is important to sign up for your county's emergency alert system and follow evacuation orders. 

Kern County

Kings County

Tulare County

Disaster Assistance for California Farmers

Impacted producers should contact their local USDA Service Center to report losses and learn more about program options available to assist in their recovery from crop, land, infrastructure and livestock losses and damages. On, the Disaster Assistance Discovery ToolDisaster Assistance-at-a-Glance fact sheet, and Loan Assistance Tool can help producers and landowners determine program or loan options. For assistance with a crop insurance claim, producers and landowners should contact their crop insurance agent. For FSA and NRCS programs, they should contact their local USDA Service Center.

Disaster Assistance for California Small Businesses 

Information on how to apply for SBA disaster loans:

First register with FEMA:

Then apply online for SBA assistance:

  • Filing deadline for physical damage – June 5, 2023
  • Filing deadline for economic injury – January 3, 2023

SBA is setting up an office in Visalia for in-person assistance:

SBA Tulare Business Recovery Center

309 W Main St, Ste 110, Visalia, CA 93291

Hours: Mon-Fri 8a-5p

For more information:


Call: 1-800-659-2955


For the most up to date Tulare County Disaster Center Locations (Including the Mobile “Pop-Up” Center locations): 

Disaster Recovery Centers - Recovers (


  • Homeowners and Renters: 

Fact Sheet for Homeowners and Renters (

  • Homeowners Association Unit Owners:

Fact Sheet: Homeowner Association Unit Owners (

  • Homeowners Associations: 

Fact Sheet for Associations (

  • Businesses of All Sizes:

Fact Sheet for Businesses of All Sizes (

  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans: 

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (