Governor Brown Issues Emergency Proclamation for Modoc County


3-3-2011

SACRAMENTO– Governor Jerry Brown today issued an emergency proclamation for Modoc County following unseasonably warm weather that melted significant amounts of the snow pack in mid January causing flooding within that county damaging roadways and infrastructure.

The full text of the emergency proclamation is below:

A PROCLAMATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY


WHEREAS from January 13, 2011, through January 15, 2011, unseasonably warm weather melted significant amounts of the snow pack causing flooding within Modoc County; and

WHEREAS the flooding caused conditions of extreme peril to the transportation infrastructure and the safety of the persons and properties within the county of Modoc; and

WHEREAS the flooding caused severe damage to, and closure of, roadways in the county of Modoc; and

WHEREAS the effects of the flooding continue to threaten the county of Modoc; and

WHEREAS on January 25, 2011 Modoc County adopted a resolution proclaiming existence of a local emergency; and

WHEREAS the circumstances of the flooding, by reason of their magnitude, are or are likely to be beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment and facilities of any single county, city and county, or city and require the combined forces of a mutual aid region or regions to combat; and

WHEREAS under the provisions of section 8558(b) of the California Government Code, I find that conditions of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property exist due to the flooding in Modoc County.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, EDMUND G. BROWN, JR., Governor of the State of California, in accordance with the authority vested in me by the state Constitution and statutes, including the California Emergency Services Act, and in particular, section 8625 of the California Government Code, HEREBY PROCLAIM A STATE OF EMERGENCY to exist within Modoc County.

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:

1. The California Department of Transportation shall formally request immediate assistance through the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief Program, Title 23, United States Code section 125, in order to obtain federal assistance for highway repairs or reconstruction in the county of Modoc.

2. All agencies of the state government utilize and employ state personnel, equipment and facilities for the performance of any and all activities consistent with the direction of the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) and the State Emergency Plan, and that Cal EMA provide local government assistance under the authority of the California Disaster Assistance Act.

I FURTHER DIRECT that as soon as hereafter possible, this proclamation be filed in the Office of the Secretary of State and that widespread publicity and notice be given of this proclamation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 3rd day of March, 2011.



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EDMUND G. BROWN, JR.
Governor of California


ATTEST:


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DEBRA BOWEN
Secretary of State


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