Trump declares California wildfires as “major emergency”, orders federal funding for recovery – White House

Wind-driven flames roll over a hill towards homes during the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) near Lakeport, California, U.S. August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has declared a “major disaster” in California and ordered federal funding to be made available to help recovery efforts in areas affected by wildfires, the White House said in a statement on Sunday. The White House said Trump had “ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery […]

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