Secures Earthquakes Emergency
– Continuing to provide aid and support to those impacted by multiple
large magnitude earthquakes near Ridgecrest, Governor Gavin Newsom announced
Tuesday, July 9th, that the White House has approved his request for a Presidential Emergency Declaration for Direct
“California is grateful for President Trump’s approval of
our request and the ongoing efforts of local, state and federal emergency
responders to protect communities across the region,” said
The Emergency Declaration supplements state and local
efforts in providing emergency services for the protection of lives, property
and public health and safety.
More information on state and federal
disaster declarations can be found here
Previously, California Governor Newsom declared a state
of emergency in Kern and San Bernardino counties and toured the impacted
area to meet with first responders, elected leaders and residents
impacted by the earthquakes.
Last week, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services activated the State Operations Center in Mather, to its highest level. It is
coordinating with local, state and federal emergency response officials to
address all emergency management needs.