Storm Damage Report Form

By Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara County residents are encouraged to complete the Storm Damage Report Form to submit information on property damages, sustained as a result of the February and March 2023 storms.

The information compiled will assist the County in understanding the extent of local impacts and advocate on behalf of the community for state and federal assistance. Please note that this form is not an application for financial assistance nor does it indicate that assistance is available at this time.


Grace Period for FEMA and SBA Assistance for January 9 Storm Damages

FEMA and SBA have a grace period for individuals and businesses impacted by the January 9 storm to apply for disaster assistance. FEMA allows a grace period of 60 days after the end of the disaster assistance registration period (March 16, 2023). For Santa Barbara County, late applications must be submitted no later than May 15, 2023. Applications must include a statement letter that explains the extenuating circumstances that prevented them from applying for assistance in a timely manner. Examples of extenuating circumstances include hospitalization, death of an immediate family member, and being out of the area and unaware of the damages and/or losses. For SBA loans, late applications will be accepted through March 31, 2023. Additional information is available on www.ReadySBC.orgat the following links:


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