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SANTA ROSA, Calif. – As part of the multi-agency response to the recent fires in Northern California, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed asbestos removals at 93 properties in Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties. 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues to make steady progress on the Consolidated Debris Removal Program in Northern California following the October 2017 wildfires. 

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. 

A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), jointly operated by the State of California’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has opened in Santa Rosa to offer residents affected by the devastating October 2017 wildfires a one-stop-shop for disaster assistance. The DRC is a continuation of the locally led assistance center that opened in the early days of the fire response. 

The center is in the Press Democrat Building at 427 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95410, and will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. 

The County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa in partnership with FEMA are transitioning both Local Assistance Centers (LACs) located in downtown Santa Rosa and Sonoma Valley to Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) on November 12, 2017. The LACs will close at 7:00pm Saturday, November 11th and re-open at 9:00am on Sunday, November 12th as DRCs.

"Band Together Bay Area" - a benefit for North Bay Fire Relief - is tonight in San Francisco at AT&T Park. 

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.

As the rainy season approaches, multiple state, regional and local agencies are preparing for the potential impacts of the recent wildfires on urban and rural communities. There are 617 streams in the areas affected by fire in Sonoma County. Drinking water is safe and continually monitored, but because the county’s natural watersheds filter drinking water, it is critically important that ash, debris and other pollutants are prevented from entering stream systems to the maximum extent possible.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is working with local, state and federal partners on the response to the Northern California fires. EPA is leading the survey, collection and disposal of household hazardous waste (HHW) in Sonoma and Napa counties. This work will allow other state and federal agencies to remove ash and other non-hazardous debris and the rebuilding process to begin. 

   

The County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa have opened two Local Assistance Centers (LAC) in partnership with FEMA and the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).  

Please see the links below for a list of services available: 

 

As part of an ongoing partnership in response to the recent fires, the City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma have established the Sonoma County Consolidated Fire Debris Removal Program (Program) to focus on removal of household hazardous waste and other fire-related debris. A Debris Removal Frequently Asked Questions and other helpful information is now available for the community about this important issue at the Sonoma County Recovers website: www.sonomacountyrecovers.org/debris-removal.

 

Debris Removal Process and Frequently Asked Questions

In coordination with state and federal partners, the County of Sonoma will hold a community meeting from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 2. The meeting will be held at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall located at 126 1st St. West, in Sonoma. 

Agricultural and Rural Lands Fire Recovery and Resource Town Hall  

Monday, October 30, 2017 
Sonoma County Fairgrounds – Garrett Building 
Doors open at 5 p.m., program begins at 5:30 p.m  

In response to the recent wildfires in Northern California that have impacted the agriculture community, Sonoma County Farm Bureau is convening local, state and federal leadership to address concerns and provide information to rural property owners. 

There are at least 8 roads in Sonoma County closed or restricted access due to the fires. Follow the link to check road conditions and road closures in Sonoma County as of 10/27/17.

http://roadconditions.sonoma-county.org/

Northern California Wildfires Community Workshop -  

WHEN: Friday October 27TH - 6:00-9:00 PM

WHERE: Grand Ballroom, DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country One DoubleTree Drive - Rohnert Park, California 94928  

FREE EVENT. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  

The Atlas and Tubbs wildfires have ravaged Napa and Sonoma counties since October 8th. Combined, these are the deadliest and most destructive fires in the state’s history.

Community gathering to remember those who we have lost, celebrate community heroes, and support neighbors in need

SANTA ROSA, CA – Over the past several weeks, we have seen the very best of our county come through during the worst of the terrible fire storm we experienced: our resilience, strength, and grit; kindness, decency, and generosity; and above all, our essential humanity.

Link to Press Release

Kaiser Permanente reopened its Santa Rosa hospital and emergency department today, following an emergency evacuation and closure on Oct. 9 as wildfires approached the building.

FIRES COMMUNITY MEETING - October 26, 2017 at 6:00 PM  

The city and county in coordination with state and federal partners will hold a community meeting from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 26. The meeting will be held at the Santa Rosa High School South Gym located at 1235 Mendocino Avenue, CA in Santa Rosa.   

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. 

 

Sonoma County residents and workers impacted by recent fires may be eligible for Disaster CalFresh benefits to provide funds for food purchases under temporary regulations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (also known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP). 

Disaster CalFresh applications will be taken at the following County of Sonoma Human Services Department Economic Assistance offices from Wednesday, October 25 through Wednesday, November 1, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Additional hours may be added):


A Guide to Safely Re-Entering Your Property  

En español  

Once a wildfire has burned through an area, many dangers may remain. Take precautions when returning home. 

Local Assistance Centers 

The County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa have opened two Local Assistance Centers (LAC) in partnership with FEMA and the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). 

Please see the links below for a list of services available: 

Updates and information about re-entering neighborhoods damaged or evacuated during the North Bay Wildfires:

Additional Checkpoint Opened at Maria Carrillo for Mark West Spring Road Area 

Published on October 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM 

Beginning Monday, October 23, entry passes to Coffey Park and Fountaingrove will be issued at the City offices at 69 Stony Circle 

Residents who need entry passes, may go to the City Transportation and Public Works Department at 69 Stony Circle. Passes will be issued Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.  

Follow the link below for the latest information about road closures and road condition in Sonoma County. 

http://roadconditions.sonoma-county.org/

 

  

  

The Local Assistance Center is a one-stop-shop with critical government services for residents who have been impacted by the fires. Replace lost or destroyed vital documents (ID, financial information, etc.) and get connected with financial support services such as insurance information and apply for FEMA aid. Disaster assistance is available to all members of our community. You will not be asked to show proof of legal citizenship to receive assistance.  

SANTA ROSA FIRE EMERGENCY INFORMATION  

Updated Thursday October 19, 2017 7:08 pm  

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