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Posted on: February 3, 2023

McSwain Recovery Town Hall

McSwain Recovery Town Hall

Merced County and its federal and state partners will host a town hall meeting in McSwain on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will be hosted at the McSwain School Gymnasium located at 926 Scott Road, Merced, 95341. At this town hall, f...

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Posted on: February 2, 2023

Post-Flood Calamity Information

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Anyone who has experienced property damage due to the recent storm events may qualify for a temporary reduction of property taxes under Revenue and Taxation Code 170.

Important Information:

  • An Application for Reassessment Calamity Claim Form must be filed w...
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Posted on: February 1, 2023

CalFresh – Food Benefits Available for People Impacted by Recent Storms

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Disaster CalFresh Offered in Calaveras, Merced, Monterey, Sacramento, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz Counties

SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) today announced that individual...

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

Flood Recovery Resources Remain Available

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REMINDER: Resources are still available for those impacted by the January flood events. Due to current usage, some schedule changes will soon take effect at the Disaster Recovery Centers:

The Merced County Disaster Recovery Center will remain open from 8 a...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Planada

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A mobile Disaster Recovery Center opened today (Jan. 23, 2023) in Planada, where residents who were affected by the severe storms and flooding can update their FEMA applications and learn about state and community programs and other available assistance.


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Posted on: January 17, 2023

All Merced County Evacuation Warnings Lifted, Focus Shifted to Recovery


Today, Sheriff Vern Warnke lifted the final flood evacuation warnings for Merced County.

While there are no remaining evacuation orders or warnings in unincorporated Merced County, various road closures remain in place. Those can be viewed on the County&am...

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Posted on: January 15, 2023

Merced County Included in Presidential Major Disaster Declaration

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It was announced this weekend that the White House approved California's request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration, an action that will help the County and State respond to ongoing storm impacts.

The Presidential Major Disaster Declaration, whi...

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