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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. This page will be updated as additional resources become available. Please subscribe to my newsletter to receive updates about the storms, flooding, and federal resources available for preparedness and recovery. I'll continue working to ensure the Central Valley has the resources they need. 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 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 assistance.
  • 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

Agriculture Disaster Assistance 

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.

Local Farm Service Agency Offices: 

Kern County Farm Service Agency 
5080 California Avenue, Suite 150 
Bakersfield, CA 93309 
(661) 336-0967

Tulare County Farm Service Agency
3530 W Orchard CT
Visalia, CA 93277
(559) 734-8732

Kings County Farm Service Agency
680 Campus Dr STE C
Hanford, CA 93230
(559) 585-8732

Small Businesses Disaster Assistance

Information on how to apply for SBA disaster loans:

First register with FEMA:

Then apply online for SBA assistance:

  • Filing deadline for physical damage – UPDATED: September 1, 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 (