Governor Gavin Newsom 2018.jpg   Governor Newsom  

 Secures Earthquakes Emergency Declaration



SACRAMENTO – 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 Federal Assistance. 

“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 Governor Newsom.


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.