County to Get Money for Storm Damage

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    SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 21: A vehicle sits partially submerged underwater after flood waters rose in the San Diego River during a powerful rainstorm on December 21, 2010 in San Diego, California. A series of strong storms have battered much of Southern California and the West for the past six days causing major flooding and wreaked havoc on roadways.(Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

    San Diego County will receive disaster funds to help with the cost of a series of destructive winter storms.

    President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for 10 California counties that saw heavy damages in December.

    Wednesday's declaration makes federal funding available for the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by flooding, debris and mud flows from Dec. 17 to Jan. 4.

    Inyo, Kern, Kings, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Tulare counties are also eligible for funding.

    The White House says funding is also available for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

    Last month acting Gov. Abel Maldonado asked Obama for a major disaster declaration for the state, saying damage wrought by the storms was too much for state and local governments to handle.