FEMA won't pay for Capitola storm damage

CAPITOLA, Calif.

FEMA issued the decision on Tuesday, claiming the damage was caused by three separate storms and doesn't rise to the level of a federal disaster.

Several cities were counting on FEMA to pay 75 percent of recovery costs for road repairs, flooding and mudslide cleanup. Capitola has already depleted its emergency reserves in order to pay for repairs.

Governor Jerry Brown could appeal FEMA's decision in the future.

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