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Gov. Newsom to meet with wildfire evacuees Monday

FEMA grants secured to fight fires

OW Staff Writer | 9/14/2020, 5:26 p.m.
Gov. Gavin Newsom will meet with evacuees of the...

Gov. Gavin Newsom will meet with evacuees of the North Complex Fire today and hold a pooled press conference.

Newsom has declared a statewide emergency due to the widespread fires and extreme weather conditions, and secured a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to bolster the state’s emergency response to the Northern California wildfires.

“We are deploying every resource available to keep communities safe as California battles fires across the state during these extreme conditions,” said Newsom. “California and its federal and local partners are working in lockstep to meet the challenge and remain vigilant in the face of continued dangerous weather conditions.”

The governor earlier this week secured Fire Management Assistance Grants  (FMAGs) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to bolster the state’s response to fires burning in Napa, Nevada and Monterey counties and signed an emergency proclamation and executive order to address impacts of the ongoing heat wave.

California has also secured Fire Management Assistance Grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to support the state’s response to fires burning in Santa Clara, Stanislaus, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Napa, Nevada, Lake, Solano, Yolo, Monterey, Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, San Diego, San Bernardino, Siskiyou, Butte, Plumas and Yuba counties.