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Thursday, February 28, 2019 (916) 445-4571

Governor Newsom Declares State of Emergency in Five Counties Due to Severe Storms

SACRAMENTO -- As severe winter storms continue across California, Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an emergency proclamation for the counties of Amador, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino and Sonoma to help communities respond to and recover from dangerous flooding, mudslides and damage to critical infrastructure.


The Governor previously declared an emergency for 21 counties across the state due to storms. The emergency proclamations direct Caltrans to formally request immediate assistance through the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief Program and the Office of Emergency Services to provide assistance to local governments.


The full text of today’s proclamation is below:




Governor Gavin Newsom
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814

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