Gov. Brown declares state of emergency in San Bernardino County

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Saturday, December 19, 2015
Gov. Jerry Brown reacts as he speaks during a press conference near the site of yesterday's mass shooting on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 in San Bernardino, Calif.
Gov. Jerry Brown reacts as he speaks during a press conference near the site of yesterday's mass shooting on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 in San Bernardino, Calif.
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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (KABC) -- Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in San Bernardino County Friday evening to help the community recover from the Dec. 2 terror attack.

The declaration orders the California Department of Public Heath to assist the county's health services division until it can resume normal staffing on its own.

The Office of Emergency Services will also provide assistance to San Bernardino County under the California Disaster Assistance Act. Any fees involving death records for the victims in the terrorist attack will be suspended.

Fourteen people were killed and 22 were injured when shooters Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik opened fire during a holiday banquet at the Inland Regional Center. The couple was later killed during a police shootout less than a mile away from the center.