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.
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