WEATHER WATCH
President Biden approves California's Caldor Fire emergency declaration
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The same day California Gov. Newsom declared an emergency in California due to the Caldor Fire, President Joe Biden approves the declaration.

The president's declaration clears the way for a large amount of federal resources to aid firefighting and recovery efforts related to the Caldor Fire. 

A White House press release reads, in part, "Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that an emergency exists in the State of California and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from the Caldor Fire beginning on August 14, 2021, and continuing."

The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are now authorized to "identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency. Emergency protective measures, limited to direct Federal assistance, will be provided at 75 percent Federal funding."

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