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Recovery Update: Critical Disaster Recovery Operations Continue During Federal Shutdown

Posted on January 22, 2018


Cal OESSACRAMENTO, Calif. – Funding for many federal government operations and programs
concluded on January 19, 2018, at 9 pm PST. However, each federal agency can determine the
functions that continue and those that will be shut down in an orderly manner until a federal
budget is approved.

Because of the critical nature of many recovery services and operations in California, the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Small Business Administration (SBA) and U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will continue to coordinate closely with the California
Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and other state agencies to deliver support
to individuals, businesses and communities recovering from 2017 and 2018 incidents.

“California has experienced some of the most catastrophic natural disasters in recent times,” said
Cal OES Director Mark Ghilarducci. “We are in the middle of unprecedented recovery
operations in dozens of communities throughout the state. We’re thankful that this federal
shutdown isn’t impacting our recovery operations to help get our communities back on their
feet,” said Ghilarducci.

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