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Sonoma County Recovers

Sonoma County Recovers


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Welcome to the information site for recovery efforts related to the October 2017 Sonoma County wildfires.

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The County of Sonoma has received Cost Reports from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) for each property that participated in the Government-Sponsored Debris Removal Program after the October 2017 wildfires that destroyed 5,300 homes in the County.

By participating in the Program, property owners assigned their debris removal insurance proceeds to the County. The County will collect and turn over debris removal coverage proceeds to CalOES/FEMA. Property owners may reduce the amount owed by submitting documentation for a range of additional debris related expenses and other circumstances related to rebuilding or buying a replacement home.

Based on the Cost Reports, the County has sent invoices to the insurance companies with policy holders who lost homes. The County also sent each property owner an email with a personal link to an online account that contains documents related to the debris removal process, including the invoice and their Right of Entry form.

Click here for more information about the Debris Insurance Collection Process, including FAQs, forms to submit and how to contact County staff.

Sign up for Emergency Alerts and Notifications

Residents are encouraged to subscribe to the following services:

SoCoAlert: Subscribe to receive urgent notifications about local emergencies by phone and/or text message. Powered by CodeRED.

Nixle: Text your zip code to 888777 or sign up online to receive email, text or voice messages with alerts and advisories from local law enforcement.

For more information, see how to stay informed during an emergency.


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