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State of Emergency declaration for Kern County approved by supervisors

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Southern California
Posted at 4:48 PM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-09 19:48:27-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Supervisors moved quickly to get more federal aid to the areas impacted by last week's historic earthquakes.

On Tuesday, a special meeting was held to ratify and officially proclaim a State of Emergency for Kern County.

During the meeting, which lasted about 30 minutes, an official from Kern County Fire gave a presentation on the response from emergency crews and a timeline of events concerning both quakes and the various aftershocks.

Kern County Supervisor, Mick Gleason, who oversees Ridgecrest in his district, talked about how there is still a lot of work to be done in the area. Gleason recently visited and toured the areas impacted over the weekend. He also mentioned his concerns about people who did not have earthquake coverage on their homeowners insurance.