California Severe Freeze (DR-1267)
Incident period: December 20, 1998 to December 28, 1998
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 9, 1999
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February 9, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Clinton has approved the use of federal disaster funds to help people in California's San Joaquin Valley farming communities left jobless as a result of last December's severe freeze.