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Updated FEMA Disaster Declaration for California Wildfires

September 20, 2021rashtonBulletin

Overview

Due to damage from wildfires in California, FEMA has declared the following counties a disaster. Updated counties are listed in bold.

Incident Period: Jul 14, 2021 and Continuing

State FEMA Disaster Declaration Counties
California August 24, 2021 Lassen, Nevada, Placer, Plumas
Tehama and Trinity

Re-Inspection by Product Type

If your loan is … A re-inspection is required … Under these circumstances …
FHA Full Doc Yes If the original appraisal inspection date was prior to the Incident Period End Date – Continuing**.
FHA Streamline No Not applicable
VA Full Doc and IRRRL Yes If the loan was not closed (signed) prior to the Declaration Date of 08/24/2021.
USDA Full Doc and Streamline Assist Yes If the original appraisal inspection date was prior to the Incident Period End Date – Continuing**.
Conventional* and Non-Agency Yes If the original appraisal inspection date was prior to the Incident Period End Date – Continuing**.

*If an appraisal was not required due to a property inspection waiver (PIW), an inspection report will still be required.

**In cases where FEMA has not yet issued an Incident End Date and the disaster is “Continuing”, the earliest CMS will permit a re-inspection is a minimum of 14 calendar days from the Incident Period Start Date.

Contacts

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