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O.C. Wants State Help in Paying for La Habra Quake's $10.5 Mil in Damages

Orange County supervisors declared a local emergency today.

The La Habra earthquake on March 28 caused $10.5 million in damages, officials says. Graphic courtesy the USGS.
The La Habra earthquake on March 28 caused $10.5 million in damages, officials says. Graphic courtesy the USGS.

Orange County supervisors declared a local emergency today aimed at freeing up funding to offset an estimated $10.5 million in costs related to earthquake damage caused by the March 28 shaker in La Habra.

Board Chairman Shawn Nelson said the 5.1-magnitude earthquake centered a mile east of La Habra left his neighborhood with "cracked walls" and "foundation issues," along with broken water mains.

County officials said about 150 aftershocks have occurred since the quake.

The county also wants the governor to declare a state of emergency and ask the White House to approve it, freeing up money from the California Disaster Assistance Act funds, State Private Nonprofit Organization Assistance Program funds and the Small Business Administration.

--City News Service


GreenInOC April 08, 2014 at 10:05 PM
Seriously? The County is going to try to get their hands on $10.5M and disperse it to individuals?! Please. Funny how the same Supervisors rejected $10M+ for health programs that benefit individuals because the money was "tied" to ObamaCare but now they want money from the Federal gov't for the earthquake for which I suspect zero dollars will go to help actual people. Hey Supervisors, if you're so "committed" to being anti-Obama put your hands back in your pockets until he's out of office. Hypocrites.
Willimena April 09, 2014 at 11:04 AM
Well said GreenINOC!! You hit the nail right on the head. I totally agree.
Capo Parent April 28, 2014 at 01:55 PM
Does seem to be the height of hypocrisy.

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