Governor Brown Requests Presidential Declaration For Oroville Dam Spillway

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is asking for federal assistance to repair damage at Oroville Dam and other infrastructure impacted by February storms that caused flooding, mudslides and power outages.

Sunday’s request follows three other petitions for federal help that President Donald Trump’s administration has granted to assist with earlier storm damages and the emergency at Oroville Dam.

Brown’s office says the governor also declared a state of emergency for Contra Costa and Solano counties, bringing the total to 50 counties affected by February storms.

After five years of drought, California saw record-breaking precipitation this year that led rivers and creeks to break their banks.

According to authorities six people died in the state during January and February rain storms.

 

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  1. The real cause of the disaster: incompetence at DWR and the Governor’s office, who were repeatedly warned of the problem 10 years ago.
    Shouldn’t the state fix this on its own? Instead of wasting our money on monorails to Fresno, or water tunnels to L.A.
    Aren’t we the “6th largest economy in the world”, as all the liberal claim?
    Weren’t we going to secede, because we can’t stand a fairly elected president?

    California openly violates our country’s laws (sanctuaries !), yet we have no problem taking federal money.
    Like a panhandler looking for handouts, while spending the rest of his money on drugs, alcohol, cigs. In our case, we spend the taxpayer’s money on illegals and welfare, while begging for dam repair money from the feds. This is the sicko way of life, brought to you by democrats.

  2. Jerry Cason says:

    JUST LIKE MOONBEAM TO FIGHT USE MY TAXES TO FIGHT THE PRESIDENT THEN ASK FOR A FAVOR LIBERALS NEVER LEARN

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