California Secures Federal Assistance to Support Storm Response and Recovery
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SACRAMENTO ~ Governor Gavin Newsom of Sacramento announced today that the White House has approved a Presidential Emergency Declaration in response to the continuous storms impacting much of California. The declaration authorizes federal assistance to support the state and local response.

"We are grateful for President Biden's swift action to provide more resources and assistance to Californians reeling from back-to-back storms," said Governor Newsom. "We also thank all the heroic first responders working tirelessly to save lives in these dangerous and challenging conditions."

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The Presidential Emergency Declaration enables impacted counties to access Direct Federal Assistance, which includes generators, road clearance equipment, and sheltering or mass care assistance as needed. In light of the storms forecasted through mid-March, Governor Newsom has proclaimed a state of emergency in 21 counties.

California is mobilizing personnel and resources to storm-impacted communities throughout the state. Residents are urged to avoid unnecessary travel in affected areas, and details on staying safe during the storms can be found online. B-Roll of storm response efforts can also be found online.

Governor Newsom concluded by saying, "California will continue to work day and night with local, state and federal partners to protect and support our communities."

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