Biden approves California disaster declaration after massive storms

Posted on AllSides January 16th, 2023
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President Biden on Saturday declared a major disaster in California after the state was hit with massive winter storms, with more rainfall, flooding and damage expected this week. 

Biden directed federal aid to support state, tribal and local recovery efforts and to help individuals in affected areas, including Sacramento, Santa Cruz and Merced, with grants for temporary housing and loans to offset property losses, among other programs. 

“Thank you, @POTUS for having the back of Californians as we continue to be impacted by intense winter storms,” California Gov. Gavin Newsom wrote on Twitter after the White...

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