US President Donald Trump refusing his request for federal aid regarding fires in the state of California. It announced that he approved the assistance by changing the decision.
California Governor Gavin Newsom to compensate for damage in the state that has been fighting fires for months. He reported that the White House has approved requests for federal disaster relief.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in the early hours, the damage caused by fires in September. Announced that the request was not approved on the grounds that “the state of California is not big enough to handle”.
Governor Newsom, who solved the problem by meeting with Trump, said in a written statement that he thanked for the help. “I have just completed the meeting with President Trump, who approved our request for a Declaration of Great Disaster. I am grateful for his quick response. ”
US President Trump at his rally in Pennsylvania in August for wildfires in California. Shared a message that they will not respond to support requests. During his visit to the fire zone, he accused the state administration of not taking adequate measures against fires.
Convinced by the Governor Newsom’s statements in the phone call, he approved the $ 346 million disaster relief package.
According to the California Fire Authority, more than 16,000 square kilometers have been damaged in nearly 8,500 forest fires since the beginning of the year, and at least 31 people have died.