After approving federal disaster funds to help California counties recover from weeks of flooding in January, President Trump has extended the aid to include damage from storms in February.
The decision will make aid available to 42 counties where winter storms, flooding and mudslides have damaged homes and other property.
After five years of drought, last winter brought relief to the state, creating one of the largest snowpacks in California’s recorded history.
The weeks of heavy rain and snow that blanketed the Sierra Nevada also inundated low-lying cities and towns along the Sacramento and Russian rivers.
In January, several people died in weather-related incidents, and a number of hillsides collapsed and closed off mountain passes.
You’d think someone in Sacramento would say thank you.
Read the whole story in the LA Times
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