California: Governor Newsom Secures Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to Support Storm Recovery Efforts in San Diego
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SACRAMENTO ~ Sacramento - In a recent announcement, Governor Gavin Newsom revealed that the White House has granted California's request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to aid individuals and families affected by the late January storms in San Diego. This declaration will provide federal funding to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas of San Diego County that were impacted by the storm.

Governor Newsom expressed his gratitude for President Biden's continued support during times of disaster, stating, "This declaration brings in more resources to help the people of San Diego rebuild and recover from the late January storms."

The President's action will make federal aid available to affected individuals in San Diego County. This assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster. Additionally, federal funding will be available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

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The approval of this declaration will specifically support residents of San Diego who were impacted by widespread flooding and devastation caused by storms between January 21 and January 23. Tragically, three lives were lost and over 800 homes were significantly damaged in primarily underserved communities where flood insurance coverage is exceptionally low.

Residents and business owners who suffered losses in these designated areas can now begin applying for assistance through various channels such as, by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362), or by using the FEMA App. The government urges those affected to take advantage of these resources as they work towards rebuilding their lives after this natural disaster.

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