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President Biden Declares Major Disaster in California

President Biden Declares Major Disaster in California

President Joe Biden has declared that a major disaster exists in the State of California due to recent storms, flooding and mudslides, and has ordered Federal funding be made available to affected individuals and business owners in the counties of Merced, Sacramento and Santa Cruz.

Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster. The White House said ongoing assessments are being made for other California counties which could be designated for assistance.

Residents and business owners who sustained losses can apply for assistance at or by calling 800-621-FEMA or by using the FEMA App. California Governor Gavin Newsom expressed his appreciation with a tweet thanking Biden for the assistance, as the devastating storms have been blamed for at least 19 deaths in the state and an estimated $31 billion in damage.


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About Mark Nieto

Mark comes to ConnectCRE with an extensive background as a business and news reporter in San Francisco radio, as well as 35 years as a traffic reporter on several stations including KGO, KNBR, KCBS and KFRC. As a business reporter, Mark covered the tech world in Silicon Valley where he became familiar with real estate transactions in the hot Bay Area marketplace. He attended San Jose State University with a BA in Radio and TV Broadcasting and currently resides in the Lake Tahoe area where he gets to frequently enjoy all of his favorite activities: Golfing, Fishing, Hiking and Skiing.

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