Skip to main content
Weather

City Offers Small Business Flood Relief After Major Storms

Written by Sarah WrightPublished Jan. 17, 2023 • 2:10pm
A pedestrian walks through a flooded area around Potrero Hill San Francisco on Tuesday, Jan 10, 2023 following a thunder and lightning storm which included hail in some parts of the Bay Area. | RJ Mickelson/The Standard

English

Small business owners in San Francisco with major flood damage could be eligible for thousands of dollars from the city after Mayor London Breed announced a new flood relief program.

The grants offer up to $5,000 for eligible small businesses located within the city’s flood zones—mostly along low-lying areas of the eastern side of the city—and $2,000 for those located outside of the designated zones.

The past few weeks of storms have brought widespread power outages, flooding and even mudslides across the state and the Bay Area, leading the state and city to declare an emergency.

Insurance claims were already rolling in days into the storm, but few San Francisco home and business owners have shelled out for flood insurance.

“The severe weather we just experienced has impacted many of our small businesses and residents in heavily affected areas and these initial efforts will help as part of our City’s recovery,” Breed wrote in a press release.

The grants will be available starting Jan. 20 on a first-come, first-served basis and are for registered businesses with 100 or fewer employees and $5 million or less in gross revenue that have experienced storm-related damages since Dec. 27, 2022. Damages from wind or power outages are not eligible.

English

Questions, comments or concerns about this article may be sent to [email protected]


Residents of 3 More California Counties Can Apply for Federal Disaster Relief

Residents of 3 More California Counties Can Apply for Federal Disaster Relief


Photos: California Sees Almost 600 Landslides in Under 3 Weeks

Photos: California Sees Almost 600 Landslides in Under 3 Weeks


California Waives Tax Penalties for Businesses Hit by Storms

California Waives Tax Penalties for Businesses Hit by Storms


‘Somebody Has To Help Us’: Bay Area Residents on the Hook for Thousands in Storm Damages

‘Somebody Has To Help Us’: Bay Area Residents on the Hook for Thousands in Storm Damages


Driving to Tahoe in Winter Conditions Can Be Daunting. Here’s What You Need To Know

Driving to Tahoe in Winter Conditions Can Be Daunting. Here’s What You Need To Know


Stay on top of what’s happening in your city

SF’s most important stories, delivered straight to your inbox



By clicking Subscribe you confirm you have read and agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge our Privacy Policy