Governor Newsom Requests Federal Assistance for Earthquakes near Ridgecrest

Sacramento, Ca., (KIEM) Governor Gavin Newsom is taking action following the 7.1 earthquake that rumbled Southern California on Friday night.

Saturday the governor asked for a Presidential Emergency Declaration for Federal Assistance to provide aid to residents.

In a news release Governor Newsom states, “On behalf of all Californians, I offer my heartfelt support to those affected by tonight’s earthquake near Ridgecrest. The State of California will continue to offer support to aid residents in the region.”

The governor also activated the State Operations Center in Mather, California, right outside of Sacramento.

The center is working with state, federal and local emergency managers and first responders.