THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Auburn, New York) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 1, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES AM EMERGENCY EXISTS IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA The President today declared an emergency exists in the State of
California and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe fires on August 24, 1999, and continuing.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected local governments in a four county area. The counties include Butte, Shasta, Tehama, and Tuolumne.
Federal funding is available to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency protective measures as authorized.
The Agency said that damage surveys are continuing in other areas, and additional counties may be added after the assessments are completed.