Newsom Declares Emergency After CA Earthquake

From a press release issued last night:

Governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed a state of emergency for Humboldt County to support the emergency response to today’s 6.4 magnitude earthquake near the City of Ferndale.

The earthquake has resulted in two fatalities and injured multiple people, caused power outages and damaged roads, bridges, buildings and critical infrastructure including water lines and gas lines.

The Governor issued a statement on the emergency response to the earthquake earlier today, including the activation of the State Operations Center to coordinate with local and tribal governments and provide any needed resources such as shelter, food and water, and aid in damage assessments of buildings and roadways.

The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services is working with local utilities to rapidly restore power.

The emergency proclamation enables Humboldt County to access resources under the California Disaster Assistance Act and directs Caltrans to formally request immediate assistance through the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief Program.