Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement today after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved both recent gubernatorial requests for federal assistance – one to support the response to the situation at Oroville Dam and the other to help with the impacts of January storms:
“I want to thank FEMA for moving quickly to approve our requests. This federal aid will get money and resources where it’s needed most.”
On Sunday, Governor Brown declared a state of emergency to bolster the state’s response to the situation in Oroville and support local evacuations. The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services has also activated the State Operations Center in Mather, California to its highest level and is coordinating with personnel at the Incident Command Post in Oroville, California and with other local, state and federal emergency response officials to address all emergency management needs.
More information on state and federal disaster declarations can be found here.
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