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Recovery Information and Resource Packet Mailed to Fire Survivors

The City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma recently mailed recovery and resource information to fire survivors. The following materials were included in the mailing: Preparing your property for the rainy season Creating defensible fire-scaping Frequently asked questions regarding the debris removal insurance reimbursement process (sent only to residents who participated in the Government-Sponsored Debris … Continued

State Insurance Commissioner Warns Wildfire Survivors of Scam Artists

SACRAMENTO — Thousands of wildfire survivors face a long road recovering from the latest  devastating fires that have destroyed or damaged at least a thousand homes in Northern California. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones urges wildfire survivors to be aware about the dangers of hiring unlicensed contractors as they begin the recovery process and to … Continued

County Receives National Award for Digital Response with Santa Rosa to Fires

Santa Rosa, CA  –  The County of Sonoma is pleased to announce it has been named the national first place winner by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) for the innovative and collaborative digital response with the City of Santa Rosa to the October wildfires. The Digital Counties Survey … Continued

Disaster Distress Helpline is available 24-7

If you are experiencing emotional distress, perhaps because of recent red flag warnings, fireworks, or smoke from fires outside Sonoma County, a national Disaster Distress Helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress … Continued

County of Sonoma to Launch Fire Recovery Community Engagement

The County of Sonoma encourages residents to participate in workshops that will gather public input to shape the Recovery and Resiliency Plan to ensure the safety, livelihoods, and economic prosperity of the residents of Sonoma County. “Sonoma County will recover from these devastating fires, but we cannot do it alone,” said Board of Supervisors Chair … Continued

Free, Scalable Residential Landscape Design Templates for the Fire Rebuild

The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership has developed eight scalable landscape design templates for the fire rebuild. These free, front yard designs are scalable to fit landscaped areas up to 2,500 square feet, ready-to-permit, and in compliance with local Water Efficient Landscape Ordinances. The eight front yard plans are available in two of each of these styles: Sonoma Native/Adaptive … Continued

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