Governor Newsom Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declarations Due to Winter Storms

SACRAMENTO April 13, 2019 – Governor Gavin Newsom today requested Presidential Major Disaster Declarations to bolster ongoing state and local recovery efforts following severe February storms that caused widespread flooding, mudslides and damage to critical infrastructure across California.

If granted, the Presidential Major Disaster Declarations would help state, tribal and local governments with recovery projects including the repair and replacement of disaster-damaged facilities and infrastructure, such as roads, bridges and utilities.

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The Governor’s request follows the state of emergency previously declared for 33 counties across the state due to the February storms.

Governor Newsom’s request for the Presidential Major Disaster Declarations can be found here.