THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES DISASTER IN CALIFORNIA FOLLOWING EL NINO
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of California and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by the continuing effects of the warm water currents known as El Nino on the 1994 Coho salmon fishing season, which runs May 1 - October 31, 1994.
President Clinton's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in a four county area. The counties include: Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino and Sonoma.
Individual assistance in the form of Disaster Unemployment Assistance will be provided to individuals who are unemployed as a direct result of the continuing effects of El Nino on the 1994 Coho salmon fishing season.