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.
If enough people object to his Issues, why not throw him out like Gray Davis? I lived there, and was in on that one. Finally got so fed up with the Highway Robbery, I packed up and came back to my Native Texas. People have no idea how many true Conservatives live there, but they are truly in the Minority & victims of this Jackass.
Trump should give only a one time payment of $162 million in exchange that California is completely separated from the union.
Yeah Mr. Moon Beam... what happened to all that ready CHEAP LABOR... put them to work cleaning up the flood damage...
Remember these illegals will gladly do the work American's won't... and nearly for free. So, why do you need the federal government to bail out the flood waters in your State... Call on the illegals, all 3-4 million of them in your State... Give them a shovel and bucket and voila you have your clean up crew. tell them if they won't come you'll cut off all public services and welfare to them... that should get their attention.