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CSSA LEGISLATIVE ALERT: Governor Newsom Declares State of Emergency Supporting 21 Additional Counties

Wednesday, March 08, 2023 12:38 PM | Remy Mcuistion (Administrator)

CSSA Legislative Alert


CA Self Storage Owners and Operators –

The Governor has expanded the number of counties for the State of Emergency (see News Release below).

This goes along with the Alert we sent out last Friday. The Price Gouging statue will be effect for all businesses in these counties.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Governor's Press Office: (916) 445-4571

Governor Newsom Proclaims Storm State of Emergency Supporting 21 Additional Counties

SACRAMENTO – With a series of storms forecasted to continue through mid-March, including an atmospheric river event later this week, Governor Gavin Newsom today proclaimed a state of emergency to support storm response and relief efforts in 21 additional counties: Butte, El Dorado, Fresno, Humboldt, Imperial, Inyo, Lake, Mendocino, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Yuba.

The Governor last week proclaimed a state of emergency in 13 counties due to storms, and activated the California Guard and State Operations Center to bring state support to county-led emergency response efforts and coordinate mutual aid from neighboring jurisdictions.

The text of today’s emergency proclamation can be found here.

“The state is working around the clock with local partners to deploy life-saving equipment and first responders to communities across California,” said Governor Newsom. “With more dangerous storms on the horizon, we’ll continue to mobilize every available resource to protect Californians.”

The state has significant staffing and equipment resources from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), Caltrans, the California Highway Patrol, CAL FIRE and the California National Guard on the ground in impacted areas.

CAL FIRE and partner agencies have 43 crews active statewide, 12 of which are committed to the San Bernardino storm incident, as well as two helicopters, two dozers and an Incident Management Team, among other resources. The California Guard is pre-positioning High Water Vehicles in preparation for flood response operations.

Caltrans has mobilized more than 4,000 crew members to hundreds of incidents statewide, working 24/7 in shifts. In San Bernardino County, more than 57 Caltrans employees operating 40 high-powered pieces of equipment, including snowplows, graders, loaders and dump trucks, have removed more than 12.6 million cubic yards of snow off state highways as of March 8, which equates to more than 3,800 Olympic-size swimming pools. CHP is increasing resources in targeted areas to help address storm-related needs – including ensuring full staffing for air operation missions, ready to deploy as needed.

Cal OES has coordinated with the Department of Developmental Services to open six shelters in the counties of San Bernardino, Stanislaus, Madera, Butte and Nevada, and has facilitated food donations through the California Grocers Association to provide meal kits in San Bernardino County.

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Governor Gavin Newsom
1021 O Street, Suite 9000
Sacramento, CA 95814


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