February 15, 2017 / 1:15 AM / 8 months ago

Trump approves California disaster assistance after storms, flooding

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Parts of California damaged by recent storms, including the areas around the damaged Oroville Dam, will receive federal disaster assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said on Tuesday.

A helicopter used for hauling rocks takes off near the Lake Oroville Dam after an evacuation was ordered for communities downstream from the dam in Oroville, California, U.S. February 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Federal aid will be sent to three counties near Lake Oroville, where the tallest earthen dam in the United States suffered damage last week and over the weekend, prompting the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people.

Funds will also be sent to other parts of California inundated with rains over the past month.

Reporting by Sharon Bernstein; Editing by Sandra Maler

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