President Donald Trump approved a federal emergency declaration regarding the two high-magnitude earthquakes that struck in Ridgecrest last week, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) announced.
The declaration allows the Federal government, through the Department of Homeland Security and its sub-agencies – such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – to provide support and assistance during the recovery process.
In a tweet Monday afternoon, Trump said he was working with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield), whose district includes Ridgecrest, and California Gov. Gavin Newsom to deliver emergency funding to the region.
Spoke to @GOPLeader Kevin McCarthy about the earthquakes in California and informed him that we will be working very closely on emergency funding. Also spoke to Governor @GavinNewsom – all working together!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 8, 2019
Monday evening, McCarthy tweeted that Trump had signed the declaration:
Great news! —> President Trump just approved an Emergency Declaration for the city of Ridgecrest and my home of Kern County. After last week’s earthquakes, this federal assistance will help restore our community.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) July 9, 2019
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