Bay Area braces for more as new drenching starts, Newsom seeks federal aid

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As another round of drenching, windy weather bore down on already-hammered California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday asked President Biden to declare an emergency to help with storm response in the state.

Newsom said the emergency declaration would unlock the “full support of the federal government” in the face of yet more fierce storms predicted this week that could lead to more flooding, landslides and power failures on top of last week’s deadly bomb cyclone deluge.

Newsom said he was confident, based on his conversations with White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain, that Biden would declare an emergency.

“We are doing all we can to be as proactive as we can,” Newsom said at a news conference.

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