Congressmen Send Disasater Declaration Request to President

Congressmen John Garamendi , Mike Thompson and Jared Huffman, sent a letter to President Trump yesterday supporting Governor Jerry Brown’s request for a major disaster declaration for Lake, Napa and Mendocino counties in response to the Steele and Mendocino Complex fires. A Presidential Major Disaster Declaration helps fire victims with things like unemployment assistance, and food aid . The declaration also make counties and cities eligible for federal financial assistance and help with repairing damage done to infrastructure. Garamendi pointed out that this isthe fifth major fire in Lake County over the last three years. The Mendocino Complex is now the largest wildfire in California history.