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Governor Declares State Of Emergency In Counties Hit By Winter Storms

Linnea Edmeier / Capital Public Radio
 

Linnea Edmeier / Capital Public Radio

Governor Brown declared a state of emergency Monday in 49 of California's 58 counties, in response to damage caused by severe winter storms in December and January.
According the the governor's office, high winds and heavy precipitation have severely impacted counties throughout the state.
In addition to designating state resources toward aiding counties, the two emergency proclamations point in particular to damages to roads and highways, and call upon the California Department of Transportation to seek federal assistance.
They also say the state's extreme drought had created conditions that exacerbated the storms' impacts by leading to flash flooding, erosion, and mud and debris flows.
The proclamations, along with a list of counties included, can be found here.