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Biden issues disaster declaration for California

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President Joe Biden has issued a disaster declaration in California and ordered Federal assistance to supplement local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides, and mudslides that impacted the state from Jan. 31 to Feb. 9, 2024. 

The declaration, issued Saturday, orders that that federal funding be made “available to state, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides, and mudslides in the counties of Butte, Glenn, Los Angeles, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Sutter, and Ventura,” according to a statement from the White House.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

“This declaration brings in more resources for local communities across the state recovering from the widespread impacts of these storms,” said Governor Gavin Newsom in a statement. “I thank the Biden-Harris Administration for their continued partnership and support.”

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

Andrew F. Grant of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will coordinate Federal recovery operations in the affected areas. 

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