Wednesday, February 15, 2017

California Governor Jerry Brown Begs President Trump for Money

By February 14, 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown asked President Donald Trump for federal funds Friday night to clean up damage a series of deadly storms caused last month that helped end California’s long drought.   Brown is asking the White House for $162 million in federal aid  to contend with storms that caused flash floods, power outages, and damage to various state-funded projects.

An “atmospheric river storm system” that unleashed days of “relentless heavy precipitation” caused the damage, the California Democrat wrote in a letter to Trump.  “The impacts associated with this series of storms were substantial and widespread, devastating much of California,” the letter reads.
Brown declared a state of emergency Jan. 23 in 49 counties of California’s 58 counties. He added three more counties to that tally Friday: Amador, Mono and Riverside.........To Read More.....

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