Calif. Governor Declares State of Emergency, Seeks Presidential Emergency Declaration

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SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom issued an emergency proclamation for San Bernardino County which was also impacted by the effects of a second large magnitude earthquake near Ridgecrest that has damaged critical infrastructure, homes and other structures and caused fires.

Newsom also requested a Presidential Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance to further support the communities impacted by the earthquakes.

Governor Newsom’s request to the President and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for a Presidential Emergency Declaration can be found here.

Earlier, Governor Newsom issued a statement on the work underway by the state to assist the impacted communities.

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