Assistance From FEMA is Critical to Earthquake Recovery

Congressman Filner to President Obama: Assistance from FEMA is critical to earthquake recovery

Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Bob Filner asked President Barack Obama today to grant California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s request for a Federal Disaster Declaration that would help make funds available for Imperial County to rebuild after the April 4 quake that shook the valley.

“Assistance from FEMA is critical for my constituents!” wrote Filner.  “I ask that full and speedy consideration be extended to the state’s request, so that I am able to do all I can to assist my constituents in the recovery process.”

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, governors may request supplemental Federal assistance under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.