Gov. Newsom to tour damaged areas in Ridgecrest

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at the California for All Emergency Management Preparedness Summit, Monday, June 3, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom said Monday that the Defense Department as agreed to provide information from a Cold War-era military satellite to help spot wildfires, while the defense secretary also gave the California National Guard blanket approval through the year’s end to use unmanned drones to map fires, count destroyed houses and spot survivors. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Gov. Gavin Newsom said he will visit Ridgecrest, meet with local leaders, first responders and assess damage resulting from Friday’s 7.1 earthquake.

On Twitter, the governor’s account tweeted a photo of him heading toward a plane at an airfield.

UPDATE: About 20 minutes later, the California Office of Emergency Services tweeted Gov. Newsom arrived in Kern County.

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