This is the San Francisco Chronicle title: “Trump overrules FEMA, approves California’s request for wildfire disaster help by John Wildermuth, Alexei Koseff and Tal Kopan Oct. 16, 2020 Updated: Oct. 16, 2020 9:48 p.m.
From the Governor’s office:
“California Secures Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to Support State’s Response to Wildfires 10.16.20 Published: Oct 16, 2020
SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that the President has approved California’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration to bolster the state’s emergency response to wildfires across the state and support impacted residents in Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, San Bernardino, San Diego and Siskiyou counties.
“Just got off the phone with President Trump who has approved our Major Disaster Declaration request. Grateful for his quick response,” said Governor Newsom.
A Presidential Major Disaster Declaration helps people in the impacted counties through eligibility for support including crisis counseling, housing and unemployment…