President Joe Biden is expected to make his first trip out to California following weeks of storms that have soaked the Golden State, flooded communities, and shaken-up communities between the holidays, the White House announced Monday.
Biden’s trip comes on the heels of a declaration of emergency and activation of FEMA relief for a host of counties on the coast and in inland California.
Driving the news: California’s three-week ‘parade of storms’ has brought a hefty amount of rainfall, flooding and paralyzing communities in Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo, and Merced counties, along with significant snowfall in the Sierra foothills.
- Following pressure from a number of California lawmakers, FEMA has expanded public assistance to a number of
- Biden’s Thursday visit will center on meeting with first responders and surveying damaged towns on the central Coast to “assess what additional federal support is needed,” per a report from Reuters.