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Governor issues state of emergency after Southern California earthquakes 

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Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom

–Earlier this week, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an emergency proclamation for the areas impacted by the effects of two large magnitude earthquakes last week in Southern California. He also requested a Presidential Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance.

Newsom issued the following statement:

“On behalf of all Californians, I offer my heartfelt support to those affected by tonight’s earthquake near Ridgecrest. The State of California will continue to offer support to aid residents in the region.

“Earlier this evening I formally requested a Presidential Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance to further support emergency response and recovery in impacted communities.

“I have also activated the State Operations Center in Mather, California to its highest level and the center is already working closely with state, federal and local emergency managers and first responders.”

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

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

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