SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an emergency proclamation for San Mateo County following recent rainstorms that have damaged property, threatened transportation infrastructure and caused road closures.
The full text of the emergency proclamation is below:
PROCLAMATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY
WHEREAS on December 23, 2012, a severe rainstorm brought excessive precipitation to Northern California; and
WHEREAS this severe storm caused extreme peril to the transportation infrastructure and the safety of people and property within the county of San Mateo; and
WHEREAS the effects of the storm caused severe damage to, and closure of, state highways and local roadways in the county of San Mateo; and
WHEREAS the effects of the storm continue to threaten the county of San Mateo; and
WHEREAS the county of San Mateo has declared a local emergency and requested that I declare a state of emergency; and
WHEREAS the circumstances of the storm damage, by reason of their magnitude, are or are likely to be beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment and facilities of any single county, city and county, or city and require the combined forces of a mutual aid region or regions to combat; and
WHEREAS under the provisions of section 8558(b) of the California Government Code, I find that conditions of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property exist due to the storm damage in the county of San Mateo.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Governor of the State of California, in accordance with the authority vested in me by the state Constitution and statutes, including the California Emergency Services Act, and in particular, section 8625 of the California Government Code, HEREBY PROCLAIM A STATE OF EMERGENCY to exist within the county of San Mateo.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
1. Caltrans shall formally request immediate assistance through the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief Program, Title 23, United States Code section 125, in order to obtain federal assistance for highway repairs or reconstruction in the county of San Mateo.
2. All agencies of the state government utilize and employ state personnel, equipment and facilities for the performance of any and all activities related to this state of emergency consistent with the direction of the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) and the State Emergency Plan.
I FURTHER DIRECT that as soon as hereafter possible, this proclamation be filed in the Office of the Secretary of State and that widespread publicity and notice be given of this proclamation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 28th day of February 2013.
EDMUND G. BROWN JR.
Governor of California
Secretary of State