David Santos visits a memorial on Dec. 7, 2015 in San Bernardino, Calif.
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December 19, 2015 12:07 PM EST

California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in San Bernardino Friday as the county continues to struggle in the aftermath of a terrorist attack that killed 14 people.

The proclamation requires the California Department of Public Health to assist the county’s environmental health division while it continues to grapple with the loss of several employees in the attack that occurred earlier this month. The decision also suspends certain fees imposed by the state in the county and puts other state resources at the county’s disposal.

“The circumstances of this terrorist attack, by reason of its magnitude, are or are likely to be beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment and facilities of any single local government,” said Brown in the proclamation.

 

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