FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2017
Debris Removal Press Conference
SANTA ROSA, CA – The State of California is launching the largest wildfire clean up in the Golden State’s history on Monday, October 23rd, following the unprecedented North Bay Fire Storm. The first phase of the cleanup will be household hazardous waste and debris including propane tanks, burned out vehicles, air conditioners and refrigerators.
The leading state and federal agencies are coming together to outline the debris cleanup process, timeline and what residents can expect in the months to come.
The press conference will begin at 2:30 pm Monday at the Rattigan State Building, 50 D Street, in Santa Rosa to discuss debris cleanup operations.
The clean-up will be under unified command with CalOES, FEMA, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). This command structure will expedite the removal of fire debris in Sonoma County, with a deadline of completion anticipated to be early 2018. At Monday’s press conference, representatives from CalOES, FEMA, EPA, the Corps, and county and city officials will discuss the debris cleanup process, timeline and next steps for homeowners, and will answer questions and concerns related to the cleanup.
Debris Cleanup Press Conference
Date: Monday, Oct. 23
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Rattigan State Building, 50 D Street, Santa Rosa