Tag: February Storms

Mutual Aid Deploys To California In Response To Storm Recovery

Jun 14, 2017 12:42 pm

Last October, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the California National Guard (CNG) jointly deployed personnel with emergency response and management expertise to assist in Florida and neighboring states in response to Hurricane Matthew. During a two-week deployment, Cal OES and CNG personnel used their specialized technical skills to help Floridian emergency management officials at Florida’s State Emergency Operations Center.

Now, after relentless storms battered California this winter, Cal OES reached out to its mutual aid partners requesting assistance from other states through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) – the nation’s mutual-aid system. The Cal OES Recovery Division identified the need for Public Assistance subject matter experts to assist with the aftermath of the 2017 winter storms, with two trained personnel from New Jersey and one from Colorado arriving in Sacramento … continue reading »

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Mono County, Tule River Tribe added to California Major Disaster Declaration for February Storms

May 19, 2017 11:00 am

One California county and a federally recognized Tribe impacted by severe winter storms in February 2017, which were not part of the original Disaster Declaration, can now apply for federal disaster assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.

At the request of the State, FEMA amended the Major Disaster Declaration signed by President Trump on April 1 to include Mono County and the Tule River Tribe in Tulare County. The Amendment was approved May 18. Mono County and the Tule River Tribe were excluded from the original disaster declaration because damages suffered from the storms were still being calculated.

State agencies, local and Tribal governments, as well as certain private nonprofit organizations, located in Mono County, which sustained damage during severe winter storms from Feb. 1 to Feb. 23, 2017, have 30 days to … continue reading »

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