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By Paul Young
Special to Valley News 

Supervisors proclaim emergency to procure post-storm assistance


Last updated 3/8/2019 at 1:04am

To enable Riverside County to receive state and federal aid, the county Board of Supervisors formally declared a local emergency resulting from the storm that damaged infrastructure and prompted evacuations, Feb. 14.

“It was a very significant, very rare storm,” Jason Uhley, director of the county Flood Control & Water Conservation, said to the board. “The scope and size of the damage was extensive. No area was spared.”

The board’s proclamation comes on the heels of one issued by Bruce Barton, director of the Office of Emergency Services, immediately after the Valentine’s Day...

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