Governor Newsom Declares Statewide Emergency Due to Fires, Extreme Weather Conditions

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today declared a statewide emergency to help ensure the availability of vital resources to combat fires burning across the state, which have been exacerbated by the effects of the historic West Coast heat wave and sustained high winds.

“We are deploying every resource available to keep communities safe as California battles fires across the state during these extreme conditions,” said Governor Newsom. “California and its federal and local partners are working in lockstep to meet the challenge and remain vigilant in the face of continued dangerous weather conditions.”

The Governor earlier this week secured Fire Management Assistance Grants  (FMAGs) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to bolster the state’s response to fires burning in Napa, Nevada and Montereycounties and signed an emergency proclamation and executive order to address impacts of the ongoing heat wave.

The text of today’s proclamation can be found here and a copy can be found here.



Monica Vargas

Monica is an Information Officer for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). She has been involved in the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, Valley Fire, Butte Fire, historic drought, Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway Incident, 2017 winter storms, North Bay Fires, Camp Fire, Ridgecrest Earthquake, 2020 Puerto Rico earthquake EMAC PIO, 2020 fire siege and the COVID-19 pandemic. She previously served Cal OES as an analyst in the executive, international affairs and technology offices.

3 thoughts on “Governor Newsom Declares Statewide Emergency Due to Fires, Extreme Weather Conditions

  • August 18, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    so, You can secure FEMA money really fast. Why don’t you secure the additional $100.00 a week in support of President Trumps $300.00 Extension?

  • August 18, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    There is a lot more going on around us than just the pandemic. I don’t believe money is being appropriated the way it should be. The bridges will have to wait? California lottery? How much do they have set aside? Billions? Were all in this together thats what everybody says. I say your a liar and a thief. We should be together but we’re not. The creditors and banks! They hate you and all they want from you is for you to charge things. We all know how difficult it is, Credit cards. I have a 760 credit score and 8 out of 10 creditors will not drop my APR below 24.99% .
    Its criminal these people say “Were all in this together”. Their wolves in sheep’s clothing. The ca. Lottery they hate you too or they would have never produced such a game. Turning good people into fools and you know the saying “A fool and his money are soon parted”. Its just the tip.:(
    Its our job to give back!
    Super Jay

  • August 19, 2020 at 9:54 am

    Fre apparatus management on a national level needs immediate attention.
    People unemployed? Plenty of work.
    We need more fire bombers, trucks, crew – equipment!
    Where is the leadership? We need to get going!


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