SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an emergency proclamation for Santa Barbara County due to the effects of the Alamo and Whittier fires, which have burned thousands of acres, damaged agriculture, businesses and critical infrastructure including power lines, threatened homes and caused the evacuation of residents.
Link to Governor’s Proclamation’s page: https://www.gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=19876
The full text of the proclamation is below:
PROCLAMATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY
WHEREAS on July 6, 2017, the Alamo Fire, and on July 8, 2017 the Whittier Fire, began burning and have rapidly burned thousands of acres of land and continue to burn in Santa Barbara County; and
WHEREAS these fires have destroyed structures and continue to threaten homes, necessitating the evacuation of residents; and
WHEREAS these fires have damaged and continue to threaten critical infrastructure, including major power lines, and have forced … continue reading »