Governor Brown Declares State of Emergency in Inyo, Modoc and Mono Counties Due to Late January Storms


4-28-2017

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an emergency proclamation adding Inyo, Modoc and Mono counties to the 31 other counties included in his March 7, 2017 State of Emergency due to storms in late January. To bolster local recovery efforts following the late January storms, the Governor also directed the Office of Emergency Services to provide assistance to Alameda, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Inyo, Modoc and Mono counties under the authority of the California Disaster Assistance Act.

An attested copy of today's proclamation can be found here and the text of the proclamation is below:


PROCLAMATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY

WHEREAS on March 7, 2017, I proclaimed a state of emergency to exist within 31 counties due to an atmospheric river storm system that swept across California beginning on January 18, 2017; and

WHEREAS this storm system caused dangerous flash flooding, erosion, and substantial mud and debris flows; and

WHEREAS this storm system caused significant damages to roads and highways throughout the State; and

WHEREAS these conditions require continuing emergency response, including significant repair and reconstruction work and debris removal; and

WHEREAS under the provisions of Government Code section 8558(b), I find that conditions of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property exist due to storm damage in Inyo, Modoc, and Mono Counties; and

WHEREAS I find that Alameda, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Inyo, Modoc, and Mono Counties have sustained significant damage to public infrastructure that is eligible for state assistance under the California Disaster Assistance Act, Government Code section 8680 et seq.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Governor of the State of California, in accordance with the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of the State of California, including the Emergency Services Act and in particular, Government Code sections 8567 and 8625, do hereby PROCLAIM A STATE OF EMERGENCY to exist within the counties of Inyo, Modoc, and Mono.

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:

1. The provisions of my March 7, 2017, State of Emergency Proclamation for the storm system beginning on January 18, 2017, also apply to the counties of Inyo, Modoc, and Mono.
2. The Office of Emergency Services shall provide assistance to Alameda, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Inyo, Modoc, and Mono counties under the authority of the California Disaster Assistance Act, Government Code section 8680 et seq. and the California Code of Regulations, Title 19, section 2900 et seq.

This Proclamation is not intended to, and does not, create any rights or benefits, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity, against the State of California, its agencies, departments, entities, officers, employees, or any other person.

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 28th day of April 2017.



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EDMUND G. BROWN JR.
Governor of California


ATTEST:



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ALEX PADILLA
Secretary of State


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