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Issa Statement on President's Disaster Declaration in Orange and San Diego Counties

Press Release
Mar 16, 2017
Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) released the following statement after the President granted a federal disaster declaration for California counties (including San Diego and Orange) recovering from the severe winter storms, flooding, and mudslides of January 18 to January 23, 2017.
"I want to thank the President and the Federal Emergency Management Agency for allowing San Diego and Orange County to access federal assistance to clean up, restore, and rebuild areas damaged by recent storms," said Congressman Darrell Issa. "I encourage all eligible organizations in California's 49th District to review the available federal options and contact our office if we can be of assistance."
According to FEMA, "Federal funding is available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by severe winter storms, flooding, and mudslides in El Dorado, Kern, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Napa, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Trinity, Tuolumne, and Yolo counties.  Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide."

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