Gov. Brown asks President Trump for “major disaster declaration”

Gov. Brown requests federal funds this week for Jan. storm damages.

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MENDOCINO Co., 2/11/17 — Governor Jerry Brown has requested a “Presidential Major Disaster Declaration” due to the recent storms. This request comes at an interesting movement for relations between the California and the federal government with Brown openly criticizing the president and Trump calling California “out of control” on Twitter. We think this one’s worth keeping an eye on.

The full press release is posted below, You can read the full letter requesting funds here and read the full executive order for the emergency declaration here.

Official President Trump head shot from whitehouse.gov.
Official President Trump head shot from whitehouse.gov.

 

Governor Brown Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declaration Due to January Storms

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for the state to bolster ongoing state and local recovery efforts following January storms that caused flooding, mudslides, erosion, power outages and damage to critical infrastructure across California.

Official head shots for Brown from the Gov.'s website.
Official head shot for Brown from the Gov.’s website.

Governor Brown also issued an executive order today that adds the counties of Amador, Mono and Riverside to the 49 counties already included in the emergency proclamation issued last month due to January storms. The order also authorizes state funding through the California Disaster Assistance Act for 34 counties impacted by the storms and directs the California Department of Transportation to formally request immediate assistance through the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief Program for Amador and Riverside counties.

The Governor’s request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration due to January storms can be found here and the full text of the executive order issued today can be found here.

 

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