El Dorado County included in disaster declaration approved by President Trump

[Tahoe Daily Tribune]

(AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday approved a disaster declaration for California to address damage from January storms that were part of the state's extremely wet winter.

The action, in response to a request by Gov. Jerry Brown, makes federal funding available to state, local and tribal governments as well as certain nonprofit groups.

The assistance covers emergency work and repair or replacement of facilities damaged from Jan. 18 to Jan. 23 in 16 counties, and hazard mitigation measures statewide....