Governor Brown Secures Additional Federal Aid for Southern California Mudslides

Governor Jerry Brown announced on Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted the state’s request for expanded federal disaster assistance in response to the flooding and mud and debris flows that have impacted Santa Barbara and Ventura counties in recent days.

FEMA expanded the previously-approved Presidential Major Disaster Declaration in the areas impacted by the December 2017 wildfires to include damage incurred from the most recent natural disaster events. The expanded declaration will ensure federal funds are available for emergency response and eligible disaster recovery costs. More information about the expanded federal aid is available from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) here.

It was also reported today that the Thomas Fire, the largest wildfire in California’s modern history, in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties is now 100 percent contained.