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FEMA Grant To Oregon Sets Up Fire Disaster Case Management

A partially burned American flag flutters in the breeze in front of the remains of a mobile home in Talent, Ore., on Thursday, Sept. 10. More than 50 mobile homes in this park were completely destroyed by the Almeda Fire which came through the area Tuesday.
A partially burned American flag flutters in the breeze in front of the remains of a mobile home in Talent, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2021. More than 50 mobile homes in this park were completely destroyed by the Almeda Fire on Sept. 8.

Governments at all levels are still working to meet the considerable needs of the thousands of people burned out of their homes and businesses in the September fires. And there are movements between levels, as well.

The federal agency FEMA recently granted $6.3 million to the state of Oregon, to help manage the individual cases of people and families affected by the fires. The disaster case management program is meant to provide wraparound services, ensuring that fire victims get their needs met.

The state Department of Human Services will oversee the program. Ed Flick and Micah Goettl from ODHS visit with details.

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