LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump has declared an emergency for California after two major earthquakes and thousands of aftershocks.
Monday’s declaration paves the way for federal aid to help those hard-hit by the quakes.
The declaration authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate disaster relief efforts in Kern and San Bernardino counties.
A magnitude 6.4 quake on Thursday and a 7.1 quake on Friday damaged many homes and roads in the Mojave Desert towns of Ridgecrest and Trona.
Thank you @realDonaldTrump for approving a federal emergency declaration in response to California’s recent earthquakes.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) July 9, 2019