PASADENA (CBS) — Cities in the San Gabriel Valley affected by last month’s windstorm were denied federal reimbursement for cleanup and repair costs.

Six local cities requested funds but Washington said the damage was not severe enough to qualify for federal assistance.

The mayors of six cities – Temple City, Pasadena, San Marino, La Canada Flintridge, Arcadia, and San Marino – immediately issued an open letter to Gov. Jerry Brown requesting state funding.

According to KPCC, Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard wrote, “For the past seven weeks, our cities have been struggling to recover from this unprecedented windstorm that dramatically affected our communities and impacted our citizens.”

The record storm blew down hundreds of trees and left many without power for more than a week.

Comments (9)
  1. cliff says:

    Obama is no friend to California

  2. kev says:

    Agree, he has left CA. twisting in the wind, remember to vote , this needs to end , he is happy to send money all over the world but he can not seem to help the taxpayers that live in America

  3. Timothy McGarry says:

    Federal taxes that go to every city and cause but yours.

  4. lAUGHING GIRL says:

    these neighborhoods have been cleaned up, check out the adjacent poor ones, like Highland Park, downed trees still waiting. Oh, no fireplaces to burn all that great wood that was enjoyed in La Canada, Pasadena, San Marino, Arcadia, are you kidding me, you guys need Federal Help? LMFAO

    1. Marty Carlassare says:

      Fallen trees have to be considered as a state disaster before they can be considered as a federal disaster.

      Dead on arrival

  5. dave says:

    a few trees down and you need help GIVE ME A BRK
    good thing they were not in new orleans or that area for katrina they would not know what to do in a real disaster

  6. Teufel Wolf says:

    Obama comes to SoCAl every three monthsto fund raise and makes us all suffer in 4 hour long traffic jams, and we ask for a little help, and he tells us to get lost….

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