Biden Declares Disaster in LA County Following February Storms

Biden Declares Disaster in LA County Following February Storms

As a result of the severe storms that struck the state at the beginning of February, Vice President Joe Biden declared a state of disaster for a significant area of Southern and Central California.

The proclamation, which was made on Saturday, mandates “federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides, and mudslides from January 31 to February 9, 2024,” according to a statement from the White House. The declaration was made in response to the terrible weather that occurred the previous week.

A cost-sharing arrangement is available for the cash, which can be used for emergency response and repair work.

Sutter County, Ventura County, Butte County, Glenn County, Monterey County, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, and Santa Cruz County are all included in the aforementioned proclamation.

In an interview with X on Sunday, California Governor Gavin Newsom stated that the state has been granted a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration as a result of the storms that occurred in the beginning of February. “This declaration brings in more resources for local communities across the state recovering from the widespread impacts of these storms.”

In February, Southern California was hit particularly hard by hundreds of mud and landslides that damaged homes and roads and seriously impacted numerous highly frequented routes, including the railway through San Clemente. These types of landslides and mudslides caused catastrophic damage to the region.

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