Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an emergency proclamation for Marin, Mendocino, San Mateo and Ventura counties due to the effects of severe winter storms that caused damage to roads and highways throughout the state as a result of mudflows, debris, flooding and erosion. Today's proclamation directs Caltrans to formally request immediate assistance through the Federal Highway Administration's Emergency Relief Program.

The Governor's Office of Emergency Services continues to work with other impacted counties to complete damage assessments and evaluate the need for additional action to help communities respond to and recover from the effects of these storms.