The President confirmed the readiness of the White House to provide full support to the states that suffered from forest fires this year.
On Monday, President Donald Trump will visit McClellan Park, California, where local and federal fire and emergency services will provide him with comprehensive information on California forest fires. This was reported Saturday by White House spokesman Judd Dearr.
The statement said President Trump has discussed the situation with California Governor Gavin Newsome several times since mid-August, and the White House and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have been in constant contact with state and municipal authorities since the fires began.
“The president continues to support those fighting wildfires as part of state and Federal Emergency Management operations on the ground,” Dearr said.
The president signed a declaration on a major natural disaster in California that began on August 14. According to that declaration, federal assistance will be provided to the state.
In 2018 Trump also visited California, which was heavily affected by forest fires, signing an order on measures to reduce the risk of forest fires.
The administration approved 10 firefighting assistance grants and 24 grants for other Western states, accounting for 75 percent of federal firefighting budget expenditures. Now more than 26 thousand federal employees and 230 helicopters are sent to the region.
The White House added that the Trump administration is supporting other states affected by forest fires this year – including Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.