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Subject: President Donald J. Trump Approves California Emergency Declaration

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 28, 2018

*President Donald J. Trump Approves California Emergency Declaration*

Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that an emergency exists in the State of California and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from a wildfire beginning on July 23, 2018, and continuing.

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The President's action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in Shasta County.

Specifically, FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency. Emergency protective measures, limited to direct Federal assistance, will be provided at 75 percent Federal funding.

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Brock Long, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named William Roche as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas. **

For further information media should contact the FEMA News Desk at (202) -xxx-xxxx or xxx@fema.dhs.gov <xxx@DHS.GOV>

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