Governor Brown Declares State of Emergency in Siskiyou County



WHEREAS on January 23, 2017, I proclaimed a State of Emergency to exist within six counties due to a series of rainstorms that swept across California bringing high winds, substantial precipitation, and flooding beginning on December 9, 2016; and

WHEREAS this storm system caused dangerous flash flooding, erosion, and substantial mud and debris flows; and

WHEREAS this storm system caused significant damage to roads in Siskiyou County; and

WHEREAS the circumstances of the storm damage, by reason of their magnitude, are beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment and facilities of any single local government and require the combined forces of a mutual aid region or regions to combat; and

WHEREAS under the provisions of section 8558(b) of the Government Code, I find that conditions of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property exist due to the storm damage in Siskiyou County.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Governor of the State of California, in accordance with the authority vested in me by the state Constitution and statutes, including the California Emergency Services Act, and in particular, section 8625 of the Government Code, HEREBY PROCLAIM A STATE OF EMERGENCY to exist within Siskiyou County.

I HEREBY ORDER that the California Department of Transportation formally request immediate assistance through the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief Program, Title 23, United States Code section 125, in order to obtain federal assistance for highway repairs or reconstruction in Siskiyou County.

I FURTHER DIRECT that as soon as hereafter possible, this Proclamation be filed in the Office of the Secretary of State and that widespread publicity and notice be given of this proclamation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 29th day of August 2017.

Governor of California


Secretary of State