The government of Newsom has said that emergency assistance would be provided to the Central Valley as well as the rest of southern California.
The Democratic governor of California, Gavin Newsom, traveled to the communities that were impacted when Tropical Storm Hilary made landfall in southern California late on Sunday night.
It is anticipated that the storm, which was preceded by an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale at around 2:41 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Sunday, will continue to cause damage throughout the area on Monday.
According to a statement released by the governor’s office, Newsom declared a state of emergency in more counties as a result of the storm in order to ensure that a greater number of people may get assistance. He issued additional emergency orders to allow hospitals with more flexibility in caring for patients during the storm. This was done in an effort to minimize disruptions in patient care.
Concerning Hilary and the earthquake that struck on Sunday afternoon and its ongoing repercussions, the governor discussed the situation with local authorities, first responders who are working on recovery efforts, and President Biden.