MATHER – Governor Gavin Newsom will join the state’s top fire and emergency management officials at the State Operations Center today to hold a briefing on the wildfires and dangerous weather conditions across the state.
Earlier today, Governor Newsom announced that California has secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant to help ensure the availability of resources to fight the Getty Fire. The Governor yesterday declared a statewide emergency due to the dangerous weather conditions, and has also secured Fire Management Assistance Grants to bolster the response to the Kincade and Tick fires, for which he previously declared a state of emergency in Sonoma and Los Angeles counties.
Over the course of the past week, the Governor has met with emergency responders, health officials, residents and local leaders in Petaluma, Napa, Geyserville and Los Angeles, and held public briefings regarding the ongoing fire threats and the need to hold utilities accountable for the consequences of their power shutoff decisions.
The Governor has also announced a $75 Million Program to help state and local governments mitigate the impacts of power shutoffs, and unveiled a series of new partnerships and new tools to help secure medically-vulnerable populations during these events.
WHEN: Monday, October 28, 2019 at approx. 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Operations Center, 3650 Schriever Avenue, Mather, CA 95655
**NOTE: This availability is open to credentialed media only and will be streamed live here.