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|February 22, 2017|
Winter storms generate presidential emergency declaration
WASHINGTON (INT) FEMA has stepped up to the plate approving federal assistance to storm-battered California.
FEMA has pledged to support communities impacted by the situation at the Oroville Dam's emergency spillway. A presidential declaration has also been approved to bolster ongoing state and local recovery efforts following January storms that caused additional flooding, mudslides, erosion, power outages and damage to critical infrastructure across California.
Riverside and San Bernardino counties are among fifty-two declared to be in a state of emergency.
I want to thank FEMA for moving quickly to approve our requests. This federal aid will get money and resources where its needed most, Governor Brown said.
Story Date: February 18, 2017