State’s Top Two Tour Fire Zone
Governor-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger and Governor Gray Davis appeared together Friday afternoon at the opening of a relief center for fire victims in Claremont.
Davis and Schwarzenegger say they have talked every day since the California wildfires broke out.
The two say they will be working together to make a seamless transition as Schwarzenegger takes the governor´s chair.
About 5,400 people have already applied for assistance and more than $100,000 has been doled out to victims. Davis says more money is on its way.
Schwarzenegger says on his trip to Washington this week he asked FEMA head Mike Brown for one-stop centers for victims. He says Brown promised to open six centers by this coming weekend.
Schwarzenegger and Davis have kept high profiles throughout the disasters to seek attention, donations and public funds for firefighters and survivors.