By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Early Saturday morning, San Bernardino County signed a declaration of local emergency to assist the San Bernardino County communities affected by two days of earthquakes.
County Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman praised the efforts of first responders and other personnel in assisting the public after the July 4th/5th Earthquake Swarm.
“We appreciate the outreach and support from the Governor’s office and White House. FEMA has also provided resources to affected areas,” stated Hagman.
Under the coordination of the County Office of Emergency Services, County officials and departments have been working around the clock to assess the situation in Trona and provide vital services to residents.
“Rapid response within 30 minutes from our departments, Sheriff, County Fire, Office of Emergency, Caltrans, ICEMA, Public Health, Building & Safety, County Purchasing and the County Administrative Office ensured that our residents received our full support following this earthquake,” shared Chairman Hagman.
“We appreciate the efforts from everyone working on this incident and are doing all we can to assist those affected,” he continued.
There are numerous injuries and damaged residences in Trona. The County is working to determine the number of injured and damaged homes. County public works crews continue to assess and repair the road damage and per SCE, power has been restored.