Gov. Brown requests presidential disaster declaration for NorCal fires

Gov. Jerry Brown Saturday requested a presidential major disaster declaration in order to beef up emergency response and help residents recover from wildfires raging in Northern California.

With Lake, Mendocino, Napa and Shasta counties under siege from wildfires, Brown met with local leaders and fire and emergency officials at the Carr Fire incident command post in Shasta County today and requested the presidential declaration.

“Battling these relentless fires requires a Herculean effort,” Brown said in the declaration. “Additional federal assistance is needed immediately to reduce the direct threat to the public health and safety.”

Presidential declarations such as the one sought by Brown make individuals living in the affected areas eligible for such services as crisis counseling, unemployment assistance, food aid and legal services.

Bay City News
Published by
Bay City News

Recent Posts

Remediation is safe when done right

Success stories don’t always make the headlines. That’s especially the case for Brownfields vitalization—the revitalization of formerly impacted sites through…

6 hours ago

School board moves to increase charter school oversight

A resolution calling for more oversight and accountability for charter schools opening and operating in San Francisco passed unanimously at…

6 hours ago

Bonta Hill: With Garoppolo down, it’s time to evaluate, not tank

It’s amazing how one play can snatch excitement away from an entire fan base, and change the course of a…

6 hours ago

Uh oh! They’re using the “share” word again: Ford GoBike Expansion

San Francisco has a resource curse. We are walking, biking, and riding (and also sitting or lying) on the most…

6 hours ago

Two workout pals work to save endangered ostrich species

Stephen Gold, a San Francisco contractor, and Henry Cundill, a recent business school graduate got to know each other while…

6 hours ago

Ben Gibbard has fun making new music with old fans

Ben Gibbard could have been one of the saddest men in the world. The Death Cab For Cutie frontman’s surprise…

7 hours ago