President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for California

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Press Release issued on February 14, 2017: 


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of California to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms, flooding, and mudslides from January 3 to January 12, 2017.

Federal funding is available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by severe winter storms, flooding, and mudslides in Alameda, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Humboldt, Inyo, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mendocino, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Timothy J. Scranton has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Scranton said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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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.

2 thoughts on “President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for California

  • February 15, 2017 at 10:10 am

    According to Gov. Browns office, this aid is also for the Lake Oroville Spillway event. I see the dates that this declaration covers so can you please clarify whether funds for the spillway are included? Is Gov. Browns office in error?

  • February 15, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Hi Cal OES,

    Who do we need to speak with to become part of a list of suppliers/vendors that can offer relocation services for residents living in the affected region. Please contact me and direct me to the appropriate agencies that can help me connect us with the people in the affected communities surrounding the Oroville Dam.

    Our contact info is:
    858.558.8839 x 118.

    We are a temporary housing provider and can also assist as a hotel help desk to quickly place stranded residents in temporary accommodations right away.
    We would greatly appreciate to be connected and offer our services.

    Thank you,
    Epifanio Figueroa (Senior Account Manager)


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