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Federal Declaration Helps Calaveras County

San Andreas, CA — It appears Calaveras County will be partially reimbursed from the federal government for the money used to clean-up a series of winter storms in late January and early February.

President Obama has signed a disaster declaration, at the request of Governor Schwarzenegger. Other counties in the declaration are Los Angeles, Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino and Siskiyou.

Funds from FEMA, after a disaster declaration, are provided on a cost-share basis. FEMA typically covers 75 percent of eligible costs, the state of California usually covers 75 percent of the non-federal share, and local government agencies cover the remainder.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com.