Tustin Proclaims Local Emergency

On November 9, the Tustin Acting Director of Emergency Services proclaimed a local emergency, which was ratified by the City Council on November 10. 

The City’s proclamation requested that the Governor of California, pursuant to the Emergency Services Act, issue a Gubernatorial State of Emergency, and provide expedited access to State and Federal resources, and recovery assistance to the City of Tustin. 

On November 9, the County of Orange also declared a local emergency and the Board of Supervisors ratified that emergency proclamation on November 13. 

The County declaration by the Board of Supervisors requested that the Governor declare a State of Emergency and requested that the President of the United States make a Presidential Declaration of Emergency for additional resources and financial support.    

On November 13, CalOES Recovery Unit notified the City that they received Tustin’s proclamation (request for assistance and state/federal declaration) and requested, per standard practice, submission of the City’s Initial Damage Estimate (IDE) by November 16 in order to evaluate the request. The City confirmed receipt of the request and immediately began coordinating with the Orange County Operational Area.

The IDE was successfully submitted per CalOES instructions by the City via WebEOC on November 16, on time, as requested. The City notified CalOES and the County Operational Area of this submission at the same time as the upload.  

On November 20, the County Operational Area requested additional IDE details (as anticipated, standard process) while the County Operational Area continues to collection additional data from other public agencies. 

On November 22, per the County Operational Area’s request, the Finance Section submitted updated (larger) IDE numbers as well as additional narrative information. 

The City appreciates the County of Orange Board of Supervisors and the Orange County Operational Area for these immediate actions and continues to reinforce our collective request for a Governor’s Declaration and Presidential Declaration to maximize all available funds and financial resources for our community. 

On January 9, 2024, the Tustin City Council determined the need to continue the Local Emergency of the Navy North Hangar Fire Incident.  Government Code § 8630(c) requires the City Council to “review the need for continuing the local emergency at least once every 60 days until the [City Council] terminates the local emergency.”