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CAL FIRE: Limited Reentry into Some Destroyed Areas

October 20, 2017: 12:30 p.m. Link to CAL FIRE News Release Mandatory evacuation orders remain in effect for certain areas that have been impacted by fire. However, the City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma have begun to allow residents to return and visit specific damaged and destroyed areas, this is known as controlled … Continued

Red Cross Response to Deadly Wildfires in California Continues

October 20, 2017 Link to News Release The American Red Cross is in California, providing shelter, food and comfort as residents cope with the deadly wildfires in the state. While residents of some communities have been allowed to return home, some people remain under mandatory evacuation orders As many as 27,400 homes are threatened by … Continued

HUD Announces Disaster Assistance for California Wildfire Victims

Link to HUD Press Release HUD ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE VICTIMS Foreclosure protection offered to displaced families WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of California and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to wildfires. President … Continued

IRS Tax Relief for Victims of Wildfires in California

Link to IRS news release Updated 10/16 – Added counties of Orange and Solano. CA-2017-06, Oct. 13, 2017 California — Victims of the wildfires that took place beginning on Oct. 8, 2017 in parts of California may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service. The President has declared that a major disaster exists … Continued

Governor Brown Issues Executive Order

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an executive order to cut red tape and help streamline recovery efforts in communities impacted by the devastating wildfires that have burned across California over the past ten days. The executive order includes provisions that suspend planning and zoning requirements and state fees for manufactured homes … Continued

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