SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — The Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an emergency declaration Tuesday in order to receive financial assistance from the state for damage related to the 5.1-magnitude quake in La Habra.
According to officials, the March 28 quake, along with the response to it, cost upwards $10.5 million. That number does not include private property damage.
Board Chairman Shawn Nelson remembered what it was like that Friday night at his Fullerton home.
“Truly, my neighborhood is the most impacted. Four broke water mains within a block, walls fallen over and chaos at my house. It looked like someone looted the place,” he said.
It’s now up to Gov. Jerry Brown and the federal government to decide whether Orange County gets the clean-up help it needs.