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FEMA adds counties to the January freeze disaster declaration

On April 20, Kings, Madera, Merced, and Stanislaus counties were added to the Major Disaster Declaration the President approved in March, following the January Freeze.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) amended 1689-DR-California to add Kings, Madera, and Merced for Disaster Unemployment Assistance and Food Commodities. Stanislaus County is added for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

The counties declared disaster areas eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance and Food Commodities relief are Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Monterey, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare, and Ventura.

Check our Website for the updated publication on California Disaster Relief Tax Provisions California Severe Freeze: January 2007 (FTB Publication 1034A-12).

For additional information on claiming a state tax deduction for disaster loss, refer to our publication Disaster Losses, (FTB Publication 1034), or read our updated news release.