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Online Homeowner Insurance Pricing Tool Helps Residents Find Coverage

SACRAMENTO — As survivors of the Camp and Woolsey wildfires begin the long road to recovery from the recent devastating wildfires that have so far tragically killed 91 people and destroyed more than 14,000 homes, other homeowners in wildfire areas may find themselves shopping for coverage when rates increase or they receive non-renewal notices, as some … Continued

CPUC Acts to Further Protect State from Wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO, October 25, 2018 – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today acted to further protect the state from wildfires related to electric facilities by setting the framework to provide guidance on initial utility wildfire mitigation plans, and inviting the input of all stakeholders in guiding its approach. Senate Bill 901 requires electric utilities … Continued

Re-establishing Postal Service in Rebuilding Communities

As neighborhoods are rebuilding, how to plan for the re-establishing of mail delivery has been a frequent question. The United States Postal Service (USPS) has issued the following statement regarding this topic: While centralized delivery is the Postal Service’s preferred mode of delivery for all new residential and commercial developments, the fire-damaged areas of Santa … Continued

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

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