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Residents recovering from the October 2017 fires in California have less than two weeks left to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance. The last day to register is Dec. 11, 2017. 

Young Fire Victim Remembered as Passionate About Sports, Friendships

Nov 9, 2017
Shepherd family
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At 14, Kai Shepherd was the youngest person to die in the North Bay wildfires. He and his sister and parents fled their home in Redwood Valley as flames overtook the neighborhood. As part of our continuing partnership on fire coverage, listen to KQED’s April Dembosky, who went to Kai’s school to see how his friends remember him.

Find the original story from The California Report here.

The County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa are working with state and federal partners to provide safe, immediate, transitional, and long-term housing to assist residents who were displaced by the recent tragic fires and stabilize the immediate housing crisis faced by residents. It is estimated that nearly 5,000 residential units were destroyed in the fires. At their meeting today, the Board of Supervisors approved leasing 80 existing Recreational Vehicle (RV) spaces at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds to house Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Temporary Housing Units.

From the Sonoma County Economic Development Board:  
 

The California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank’s (IBank) Board of Directors approved a new Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Fund Program and an expanded micro loan program to assist businesses affected by the wildfires in Sonoma County and other state declared disaster areas at Tuesday’s meeting in Sacramento. 

  UPDATED 4:37 PM 10/17/17

The following districts have updated their plans. The changes are reflected in the list below.  
 

   Local Assistance Center 
 

The County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa have opened a Local Assistance Center (LAC) in partnership with FEMA and the California Office of Emergency Services (CalEOS) starting Saturday, October 14th and open daily for at least 2 weeks. 
 
 

 

Sonoma County Fire - Community Information

Published:  October 17, 2017 at 6:25 AM

Current Evacuations

Evacuation lifted in Oakmont and Mendocino Ave. Medical Complex.  

As of 1:00 p.m. today, the evacuation has been lifted for: the Oakmont neighborhood to include all streets south of Highway 12, east of Calistoga Road to Pythian Road. All northbound roads off Highway 12, including Highway 12 eastbound at Pythian Road, will still be closed under mandatory evacuations orders.

California Statewide Fire Summary

Tuesday, October 17, 2017  
 

In the past week, over 245,000 acres have burned across California.  More than 11,000 firefighters continue making progress on 12 large wildfires burning in the State.  The death toll remains at 41, and more than 5,700 structures destroyed. 

UPDATED: Sunday, 10/15/17 @ 1:15 PM 
 

FIRE EVACUATION AREA

Type in your address in the search bar below to determine if your home is within the evacuation area.
At of this time no mandatory evacuations have been lifted (Sunday 10/15/17 1:40pm)

California Statewide Fire Summary

Sunday, October 15, 2017

 

Yesterday, nearly 11,000 firefighters beat back the flames and made good progress towards the containment of now 15 large wildfires across California.217,566 acres have burned in the current 15 large fires, with an estimated 5,700 structures destroyed. Sadly, the death toll has risen to 40 people. As progress has been made on several fronts, many evacuations have been able to be lifted. As of Sunday morning, nearly 75,000 people remain evacuated. 

Santa Rosa CityBus
Rider Alert

Due to the ongoing emergency response to the Northern California fires CityBus is operating a limited service schedule:
 

SONOMA COUNTY - Clinic and Urgent Care Locations

Published:  October 14, 2017 at 4:30 PM

Clinic and Urgent Care locations open during this fire emergency.

Cloverdale

·         Alexander Valley Healthcare
6 Tarman Drive 

(707) 479-3553
Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM-7:00 PM

Greenbrae

California Statewide Fire Summary

Saturday, October 14, 2017

 

 

Gusty winds increased early this morning forcing new evacuations and

sparking a new large wildfire in Lake County. Currently more than 10,000

firefighters are battling 16 large wildfires that in total have burned over

214,000 acres. Approximately 100,000 people have been evacuated from

the fires. These fires have been extremely destructive with 5,700

structures estimated to have been destroyed. While crews continue their

Sonoma County Update on Multiple Fires

Update: October 13, 2017; 8:00 P.M.

 

SANTA ROSA, CA – Emergency response agencies throughout Sonoma County continue to fight numerous fires in the County. The County’s Emergency Operations Center remains active and is staffed around the clock.

CAL FIRE continues to release fire activity and containment information at approximately 7:00am and 7:00pm daily at fire.ca.gov. There are 19 confirmed fatalities from the emergency.

This is the most recent map showing mandatory evacuation locations in Santa Rosa. Updated 10/13/17 7:40pm

CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection 

CENTRAL LNU COMPLEX EVACUATION REDUCTION NOTICE

As of 6:00 p.m., the following Mandatory Evacuation orders have been reduced to an Evacuation Advisory:

Areas east of Fulton Rd, from Francisco Ave. to Guerneville Rd., to Highway 101, areas east of Highway 101, from Steel Lane/Chanate Rd., to Calistoga Rd. with exceptions of streets leading up to Fountaingrove area where fire damage exists.

Sonoma County Sheriff's Office

Friday October 13th, 2017 :: 02:59 p.m. PDT

Advisory

The Sheriff's Office is ordering a mandatory evacuation in northern HEALDSBURG.

The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office is issuing a mandatory evacuation north of Hwy 128 from Geysers Rd to Chalk Hill Rd. If you are in this are you need to evacauate now due to fire.

The Sonoma County Coroner’s Office has positively identified the following decedents and their next of kin have been advised.
 

• Carol Collins-Swasey, 76 years old from Santa Rosa 

• Lynne Anderson Powell, 72 years old from Santa Rosa 

• Arthur Tasman Grant, 95 years old from Santa Rosa 

• Suiko Grant, 75 years old from Santa Rosa 

• Donna Mae Halbur, 80 years old from Larkfield (Santa Rosa) 

• Leroy Peter Halbur, 80 years old from Larkfield (Santa Rosa) 

• Valerie Lynn Evans, 75 years old from Santa Rosa 

County of Sonoma - Community Information

Published:  October 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Current Evacuations: 

Statement from Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools Steve Herrington on School Closures Due to Fire

Oct. 12, 2016  

As we face the many challenges of this fire, I am being asked why schools aren’t re-opening and when they will reopen. I know that families are eager to have a sense of safety and normalcy restored by having their children return to daily routines, so I wanted to explain the numerous reasons that many schools must remain closed for the time being. 

SONOMA COUNTY JOB LINK EMERGENCY RESPONSE 
 

Our community is suffering through many impacts due to the fires. For those of you who’ve lost homes, jobs or businesses, we extend our deepest condolences; and we’d like to help. If you are without work due to the fires you may be eligible for unemployment benefits. Individuals may apply directly through any of the methods below. 

To apply for unemployment you may:

1.      Apply online