THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL COUNTIES IN CALIFORNIA TO RECEIVE FEDERAL FLOOD ASSISTANCE
President Clinton today designated nine additional counties in California as major disaster areas following recent winter storms, which have caused flooding and mud slides. The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals and local governments in the following counties: El Dorado, Mariposa, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity and Tuolumne.
The President declared an initial 39 counties major disaster areas on March 12, 1995. At present there are approximately 1000 people still in shelters across northern California. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is continuing to review affected areas and additional counties may be added after the assessments are complete.