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Gov. Brown declares state of emergency following storm series

Cabins and vehicles are swept away by storm runoff at El Capitan Canyon Resort & Campground in Gaviota, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. A flood on the southern Santa Barbara County coast has swept cabins and vehicles down a narrow canyon as the latest storm drenches California. County Fire Department Capt. Dave Zaniboni says a creek overflowed at midmorning Friday and swept five cabins and 15 vehicles down the canyon which lies just above El Capitan State Beach. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Dept. via AP)
Cabins and vehicles are swept away by storm runoff at El Capitan Canyon Resort & Campground in Gaviota, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. A flood on the southern Santa Barbara County coast has swept cabins and vehicles down a narrow canyon as the latest storm drenches California. County Fire Department Capt. Dave Zaniboni says a creek overflowed at midmorning Friday and swept five cabins and 15 vehicles down the canyon which lies just above El Capitan State Beach. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Dept. via AP)
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A state of emergency was declared across California after winter storms blanketed the state with rain and snow, causing flooding, mudslides, traffic woes and other issues.

The pair of emergency proclamations from Gov. Jerry Brown's office is an effort to gain funding to "help communities respond to and recover from severe winter storms that have caused flooding, mudslides, erosion, debris flow and damage to roads and highways," according to a statement.

Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties are among the 50 counties covered in the emergency declarations. 

The other counties listed are: