(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- The Democrat governor of California, Gavin Newsom, has finally issued a state of emergency for thirteen counties. It came one week after the most current round of blizzards started and after some people had been stranded by the snow for days.
According to a report, a winter storm moved across the state last week and started dropping heavy snow on mountain villages in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for the second time in the history of Los Angeles County. The snow and rain did not let up for a whole week. Except for a short break on March 1st, snowfall was recorded in Los Angeles.
As a result of officials closing highways and ski resorts, thousands of locals and tourists were stranded in mountain villages for many days. It was difficult for local authorities to react to pleas for assistance.
But as reports have revealed, Newsom said nothing until a week later when his office made a statement to the press.
Local media reported that In an effort to help residents of California who severe winter storms have impacted, Governor Gavin Newsom had declared a state of emergency in the thirteen counties. This will support disaster response and relief efforts in these areas.
Personnel from agencies such as Caltrans, and CA Highway Patrol, are working with the county to rapidly implement resources and address emergency management requirements.
According to reports by local TV stations, Newsom’s declarations took place many days after multiple accounts that food and gasoline supplies were running low in mountain villages that had been snowed in. Communities in the mountains have experienced snow, but not to the extent that it has fallen recently.
Tourists stranded around Lake Arrowhead reportedly started to panic.
Rainfalls have continued to create havoc at lower altitudes, causing a mudslide in La Cañada Flintridge which caused damage to several homes.