Governor Jerry Brown Declares State of Emergency Across Much of California

Jan 24, 2017

After storms have caused major flooding, erosion, and highway damage - Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for much of the state – in 50 counties. They include Mendocino, Humboldt, and Napa.


According to a press release Monday night, Brown issued two emergency proclamations to secure funding to help communities respond and recover from the severe storms. The proclamations state with the extreme drought conditions throughout California, the storms, beginning on January 3, caused dangerous flash floods and substantial debris flow, leading to damage on roads and highways.