Day Four and Counting
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Decreasing winds have helped exhausted firefighters gain some ground
today, but many fires are still not close to containment and at least
one arson investigation is under way. President Bush has declared a
disaster which means federal assistance for fire victims. Property
damage in San Diego County will top one billion dollars, where local
officials are being criticized for a lapse in preparedness.
President Bush has trumped Southern California’s emergency status with a declaration of major disaster. That means federal grants, temporary housing, unemployment assistance and low-interest business loans. Governor Schwarzenegger’s Office of Emergency Services has created 5 local assistance centers to help with insurance claims and housing assistance. They’ll also help fire victims replace lost records.
- David Lauter: Metro editor of the Los Angeles Times
- Jeff Bowman: Former Chief of the San Diego Fire Department
- Steve Erie: Professor of Political Science at the University of California at San Diego
- Jonathan Karp: Reporter in Los Angeles for the Wall Street Journal
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