Gov. Jerry Brown asked President Donald Trump for federal funds Friday night to clean up damage a series of deadly storms cused 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.
The state’s second-largest reservoir — at nearly 100 percent capacity — is on the verge of bursting its banks after officials cut down use of the Oroville Dam out of concern the structurally weak dam could rupture.
The governor’s prickly relationship with the new commander-in-chief could hamper the funds. Their disagreements stem mostly from Trump’s temporary immigration ban and from his stance on global warming. The governor vowed to maintain California’s sanctuary state status.
I don't think Trump will be fooled!
Hey we can deal with the water but please remove the communist rat bastard Jerry Brown!!!
HEY "GOVERNOR MOONBEAM".........YOU WANT YOUR BROKEN RESERVOIR CLEANED UP/REPAIRED ??????...GO GET YOUR 15 MILLION "ILLEGAL ALIENS"/PARASITES/LEECHES, IN KALIFORNIA/MEXIFORNIA/COMMIEFORNIA TO DO THE REPAIR/CLEAN UP WORK !!!!!..YOU POS !!!!!!
Now that is the best Idea I have heard yet Put those illegals to work on the wall also ..
Bring back chain gangs and HARD labor.....make prison a place you do NOT want to return to--no free tv, conjugal visits, sex-change operations.
LIKE THIS ! YOU HAVE A GOOD IDEA !
Great idea, instead of Country Clubs, we finance, put them to work, they deserve nothing!
What an insult, this idiot should get nothing not one penny.
Yes get it from the wonderful people in your state, you all support this so fund it. The rest of the country is sick of you all. Go to your supporters in HOLLYWOOD I am sure they will assist Such caring people.
We are sick of you all adding nothing to society but deceit and propaganda.
Get take the money you put assigned to sue the Trump administration from the traitor Holder or maybe George Soros will also help you.
The American people are sick of your corruption and using our money to destroy us and our country!!!!. Who the hell are you????
In the land of fruits and nuts, we he in the San Joaquin Valley try our best to keep the fruits from the nuts. We are outnumbered, but have right on our side.