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More Storm Damage Funding Approved For Nevada Co

More road repair funding from winter storm damage is on the way for Nevada County, thanks to President Trump approving a fourth presidential disaster declaration of $540 million for California. It includes money for hazardous mitigation measures for 42 counties, including Nevada County. The county has estimated $1.2 million from January and February storms. The latest declaration provides partial funding to cover February damage. County Public Works Director Trisha Tillotson says Brunswick Road, which has been prone to damage in past years, is probably the most significant traffic artery affected…

click to listen to Trisha Tillotson

Nevada County Office of Emergency Services Program Manager, John Gulserian, says they hope to ultimately get enough federal and state funding to cover 95% of repairs. But he says it’s been a more complicated process with the state, with Cal Trans and the State Office of Emergency Services wanting them to provide storm-by-storm damage estmates…

click to listen to John Gulserian

Tillotson says Washington and Maybert Roads will also benefit from the funding. Meanwhile, the Trump declaration also provides $274 million, to stabilize the main and emergency spillways at Oroville Dam.

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