Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement following the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) decision to declare a major disaster in the California counties of Napa, Solano and Sonoma in light of the August 24th earthquake:
“FEMA’s decision to approve a major disaster declaration for Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties allows the state and local governments to quickly receive critical resources. The decision will also provide important hazard mitigation funds so California can continue to prepare for future earthquakes.
“I’m disappointed FEMA has not yet approved much-needed individual assistance for victims of the earthquake. Many California families remain in shelters, and hundreds of homes have been red- or yellow-tagged due to structural damage. I urge FEMA to approve individual assistance to help these families rebuild.”