Gov. Brown Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Napa Quake

On Tuesday, Governor Jerry Brown announced that he plans on asking President Barack Obama to declare the recent earthquake that rocked Napa a federal disaster. If Obama agrees to declare the quake a federal disaster, it would allow residents to have access to federal assistance. Such assistance would allow homeowners to get low-interest loans and grants if their homes were damaged.

Recently, FEMA investigators have been investigating the home damage in Napa, inspecting to see if the home damage present in Napa aligns with a benchmark. Napa council member Scott Sedgley spoke on the issue, saying that the city believes there to be a “452 million total” in losses. He went on to say he was fairly sure the county would meet the threshold needed for FEMA.

Read more about the declaration here.


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