Last Updated: Sunday, December 21, 2014

Storm damage prompts emergency in San Mateo County

A state of emergency has been declared in San Mateo County after recent rain and windstorms caused an estimated $3.4 million damage. The emergency declaration could make state and federal aid available to pay for repairs and emergency measures related to the storm, CBS Local has mentioned.

After submitting an estimate of damage to the Governor’s office, county should legally request to the Governor to proclaim a state of emergency and make state disaster relief funds available to the County.

Winds gusted to 59 miles per hour and the storm dropped four inches of rain in 48 hours flooding one mobile home park in Belmont and two in Redwood City.

The county may be eligible for reimbursement from the California Disaster Assistance Act as well as from other state sources and federal sources, CBS Local has added quoting the San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks.

Original post: Natural Disasters List December 21, 2014