Gov. Brown Declares State of Emergency in Ventura and 3 NorCal Counties

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Several homes in Camarillo Springs had mud and debris up to their rooftops after a downpour on Dec. 12, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

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Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in four counties Monday after two weeks of heavy rain and winds caused flooding, mudslides and evacuations across California.

The emergency declaration is a formal step that should help Caltrans officials receive money through the Federal Highway Administration’s emergency relief program to repair freeways in Marin, Mendocino, Ventura and San Mateo counties.

In a prepared statement, Brown said state officials are working assess any damage in other counties.

In Ventura County, the storm caused mudslides that left 10 Camarillo Springs homes uninhabitable.

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