East County News Service
February 4, 2017 (San Diego) — San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has declared a state of emergency in the City of San Diego due to damage from January’s storms. The declaration could help the city recover nearly $5 million in estimated costs of disaster response from the state under the California Disaster Assistance Act.
The County of San Diego and 48 other counties have already received state disaster declarations from Governor Jerry Brown.
Officials have indicated that city responses included swift water rescues, debris removal, traffic control, storm drain repair, tree removal and more.
Although federal disaster declaration has been sought by counties across California as well as tornado-ravaged states elsewhere in the U.S., the Trump administration has not responded with aid to any hard-hit regions.