WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal aid has been made available to the state of California to supplement state and local response efforts in the areas affected by earthquakes beginning on July 4, 2019 and continuing.
The President's action authorizes 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 Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, to save lives, to protect property, public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe.
Specifically, FEMA is authorized to provide emergency protective measures (Category B), limited to direct federal assistance under the Public Assistance program, at 75 percent federal funding in Kern and San Bernardino counties.
Robert J. Fenton has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal response operations in the affected area.
FEMA's mission is to help people before, during and after disasters.
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