VIDEO: Contra Costa County declares local emergency

Contractors survey a 72-inch sinkhole Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Orinda, Calif. The city council of Orinda declared a State of Emergency Tuesday night because of a large sinkhole caused by last week's wet weather. Repairs will take at least four weeks, as the San Francisco Bay Area is being hit with a new series of rain storms. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Contractors survey a 72-inch sinkhole Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Orinda, Calif. The city council of Orinda declared a State of Emergency Tuesday night because of a large sinkhole caused by last week's wet weather. Repairs will take at least four weeks, as the San Francisco Bay Area is being hit with a new series of rain storms. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

 

 

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY (KRON) — Contra Costa County has declared a local emergency Thursday due to the extent of damage from the recent storms, according to city officials.

Contra Costa County Administrator David Twa signed a proclamation of local emergency in response to winter storm damage.

The strong series of storms has led to widespread flooding, mudslides, sinkholes and damage to public buildings, flood control facilities and roadways.

The damage has occurred in a variety of locations throughout the county.

The emergency status enables the County to be eligible for disaster relief funding that might be available in the future.

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