As cities across California are left to pick up the pieces after the recent storm, Gov. Jerry Brown announced a state of emergency.

Brown issued emergency proclamations to secure funding to help communities respond to and recover from severe storms that caused flooding, mudslides, erosion, debris flow and damage to roads and highways.

Los Angeles County is included in the state of emergency. This means that the Office of Emergency Services will provide assistance, and immediate help can be requested through the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief Program.