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Governor Newsom requests Presidential Emergency Declaration

Governor Gavin Newsom today requested a Presidential Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance to further support the communities impacted by the earthquakes.

Posted: Jul 6, 2019 5:44 PM

SACRAMENTO -- As first responders continue to assess the extent of damage from two significant earthquakes on successive days near the town of Ridgecrest, Governor Gavin Newsom today requested a Presidential Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance to further support the communities impacted by the earthquakes.

Governor Newsom’s request to the President and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for a Presidential Emergency Declaration can be found here.

Last night, Governor Newsom issued a statement on the work already underway by the state to assist the impacted communities.

More information on state and federal disaster declarations can be found here.

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