Oregon Governor Kate Brown Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for the Ongoing Wildfires in Oregon

Oregon Governor Kate Brown Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for the Ongoing Wildfires in Oregon

Salem, OR (STL.News)—Governor Kate Brown today requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration for the ongoing wildfires in Oregon.  The request follows a federal emergency declaration that was granted on September 10, and will bring much needed resources to Oregon’s response and recovery efforts.

“Oregon is strong. Oregon is resilient. But to fight fires of this scale, we need all the help we can get,” said Governor Brown.  “I am grateful for this federal support, which will help us to both address urgent disaster response needs on the ground, and move towards recovery.”

The request includes operational response support, such as additional communications resources, damage assessment teams, search and rescue (SAR) support, debris management, as well as shelter and medical assistance.  Individual assistance for the counties and tribes was also included in the request.

The letter can be found here and the supporting document can be found here .

CLICK to VIEW SOURCE

About Marty Smith 10908 Articles
Marty Smith is the Editor in Chief and a founder of STL.News, DirectSourceNews.org, and St. Louis Restaurant Review. As Editor in Chief, Smith is responsible for the content posted on the network with the help of the publishing team, which is located around the globe. Additionally, Smith is responsible for building a network of aggregator sites to manage the content involving thousands of sources.