Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Obama Signs California Disaster Declaration

Before you
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

The recent winter storms have brought mudslides and flooding to some areas of L.A. County and beyond. Now the feds are ponying up some funding. Today, Obama declared that a major disaster exists in California, ordering Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in six counties. Possibly related: L.A. County officials have been calling on the feds to repay money for damaged incurred by mudslides, which were beget from the massively large Station Fire. It was the U.S. Forest Service, after all, that didn't take the conflagration seriously until it was too late, they say.