California Wildfires (DR-1810)
Incident period: November 13, 2008 to November 28, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 18, 2008
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November 18, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that a major disaster exists in the state of California and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts in the area struck by wildfires beginning on November 13, 2008, and continuing. FEMA Administrator David Paulison said federal funding is available to affected individuals in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and Santa Barbara counties.