State Senator Mike McGuire Asks Governor to Declare Disaster for Flood Areas

December 16, 2014


Sacramento, CA – California State Senator Mike McGuire and fellow legislators, today asked Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to issue a Disaster Declaration for Sonoma, Marin and Lake Counties due to the severe flooding in those areas.

“The flash flooding and storm damage experienced by communities in Sonoma, Lake and Marin is the worst we’ve seen in decades,” said Senator McGuire.  “We’re asking the Governor to issues a Disaster Declaration so that residents and business owners can get the help they need as soon as possible”

McGuire’s request was joined by Senator Lois Wolk and Assemblymembers Jim Wood, Marc Levine and Bill Dodd, all of whom represent the impacted areas.

In their letter to the Governor, the legislators highlighted the extreme weather conditions that impacted the region, including strong winds and record rainfall. Last week’s large storm event caused tens of millions of dollars in damage to homes and businesses throughout California.  Current damage estimates are over $20 million just between the three counties, and the total figure is anticipated to grow substantially as assessments of damaged public and private property advance in the weeks to come.

“The response from the Governor’s office of Emergency Services has been excellent during this storm event,” said McGuire, “and now we are asking for help in getting our communities the resources and services they need to rebuild and thrive.”

For more information or questions, please contact Jason Liles in my office at 916-651-4002 or at 707-570-7070.