Governor Newsom Requests Presidential Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance for Earthquakes near Ridgecrest

SACRAMENTO — As first responders continue to assess the extent of damage from two significant earthquakes on successive days near the town of Ridgecrest, Governor Gavin Newsom today 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.

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

More information on state and federal disaster declarations can be found here.

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Monica Vargas

Monica is a Public 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 and 2017 winter storms. She previously served Cal OES as an analyst in international affairs, technology operations and executive staff support.

One thought on “Governor Newsom Requests Presidential Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance for Earthquakes near Ridgecrest

  • July 6, 2019 at 2:33 pm
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    Thank you Governor Newsom and staff for Californians!

    It is certainly appreciated!

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