OROVILLE DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO ASH DAMAGE

At an emergency meeting yesterday morning, the Oroville City Council voted unanimously to declare a State of Emergency, enabling them to apply for state and federal financial assistance to cover the ever-mounting costs associated with ash damage caused by the area wildfires.

Damage is already reported to the city’s drainage and street sweeping systems, as well as the housing situation. The total estimate costs are approximately $100-million-dollars according to The Oroville Mercury-Register.

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