Pres. Trump Signs Off on Declarations for States Affected by Natural Disasters

January 3, 2018
OAN Newsroom

President Trump approved multiple disaster declarations for states recently affected by recent storms and wildfires in the U.S.

On Tuesday, the president made federal funds available for the states of California, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Part of the money will be used for mitigation measures on a cost-sharing basis nationwide.

This comes after devastating wildfires ravaged through California in December with the Thomas Fire becoming the largest blaze in California’s modern history.

An apartment complex burns as the Thomas Fire raged on in Ventura, Calif. (AP/Photo)

The president declared the situation a major disaster as local and state officials continue leading recovery efforts in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

President Trump also signed off on aid for Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire following major flooding caused by a severe storm back in October.

The storm knocked out power to 1.5 million homes and businesses at it’s peak, damaging dozens of residences and affecting travel across the region.

Heavy rain and high winds toppled thousands of trees, downed several power lines, and marked it as one of the worst outages since the great North American Ice Storm of 1998.

Aeriel photo of flooding in Plymouth, New Hampshire following sever storms in October, 2017. (Photo/Facebook/Evan Leith/instagram/jevanleith)

The White House said emergency work will be funded for multiple counties impacted by the damages left behind in each state as crews continue clean-up efforts and emergency repairs.

Additional aid may be requested at a later date pending further damage assessments.

  • Wolfer

    I noticed that all those states asking for money are demoncrat run states.

  • Rufus Firefly

    When has Trumpie said anything recently about the millions of American citizens n Puerto Rico and USVI?

  • Simon Battle

    President Trump should demand a public show of appreciation from Jerry Brown. If it was me, I would have held back funds from his “sanctuary State”. Most of that aid was paid for by traditional Americans like we true conservative, contributing members of society and proud Patriots.

    • Legion

      You mean the money doesn’t come from Obama? .. hahahaha! 😀

    • Aldo

      I AGREE !!! CA is another world