El Dorado County Sheriff proclaims local emergency for winter storms

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — El Dorado County Sheriff Jeff Leikauf on Friday proclaimed a local emergency for the major winter storms in February and March.

The sheriff is director of the county’s Office of Emergency Services and is authorized to proclaim a local emergency which is subject to ratification from the Board of Supervisors within seven days and reaffirmed every 60 days until the emergency has concluded, according to the proclamation.

The Sheriff’s Office explained what their declaration means.

Emergency proclamation.

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