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Reminder to Submit Private Debris Clean-up Application by Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Posted on November 18, 2017

SANTA ROSA, CA – Private Clean-up Application forms for County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa residents, whose properties were destroyed by the wildfires, are due by close of business day on Wednesday, November 22. Residents who are ineligible for, or chose not to participate in, the Sonoma County Consolidated Debris Removal Program are...

Disaster Recovery/Local Assistance Centers Closed Thanksgiving; New Hours Start Monday, Nov. 20

Posted on November 18, 2017

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The five Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma and Yuba counties, and the Local Assistance Center (LAC) in Napa County will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Hours of operation will change beginning Monday, Nov. 20. Napa County LAC, HHSA Admin. Bldg. A, 2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Napa 94558...

Burned Storm Drain Repairs at Dafford Place – 11/16/2017

Posted on November 16, 2017

Crews are working to stabilize the damaged storm drain system at Dafford Place. Here, they are carefully removing the pavement and gravel above the burned out pipe section in order to assess and repair damage beneath the road. A map of the overall storm drain assessment progress is available here: https://goo.gl/4Nr5ok

Stormdrain System Assessment: Making Progress

Posted on November 16, 2017

As many as 19 specialized closed-circuit video crews have been assessing Santa Rosa's storm drain infrastructure in areas burned by the wildfire over the course of the last week. As of Wednesday night (11/15), a total of 25.2 miles of underground storm drain infrastructure assessment has been completed in the Fountaigrove area. Crews have also...

Stormdrain Damage at Dafford Place in Fountaingrove

Posted on November 16, 2017

After heavy rains last night, a small sinkhole was discovered this morning at Dafford Place in Fountaingrove by crews who have been monitoring and assessing the area. Dafford Place is one of 31 areas identified in Fountaingrove to have sections of burned underground storm drain pipe as a result of the wildfires. Because the compromised...

Stormdrain System Assessment: Preparing for Rain

Posted on November 14, 2017

Crews have been assessing damage to the stormdrain systems in areas affected by fires. This video was put together to better explain and show you what that process looks like.  

Flood After Fire: The Increased Risk

Posted on November 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO, California. – After some of the costliest fires in California’s history, you might not be thinking about buying flood insurance. But, the time to buy flood insurance is now Areas that traditionally are not flood prone are at risk due to changes to the landscape caused by fire. Large scale fires like the ones...

Recovery Center Transitions in Santa Rosa

Posted on November 13, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), jointly operated by the State of California’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has opened in Santa Rosa to offer residents affected by the devastating October 2017 wildfires a one-stop-shop for disaster assistance. The DRC is a continuation of the...

Summary of November 12, 2017, 1 PM Press Conference

Posted on November 13, 2017

SANTA ROSA, CA – On November 12th, the City of Santa Rosa provided an update on their assessment of the city’s storm drain infrastructure that was damaged in the recent fires. A map that reflects the latest assessment information can be found here: https://goo.gl/hjNGXt. Chris Coursey - Mayor of City of Santa Rosa The City...

VIDEO: 11-12-17 Santa Rosa Press Conference

Posted on November 12, 2017

Press Conference Regarding Heightened Risks Related to Incoming Rain:

Road Closure Notice: Cross Creek Road in Santa Rosa

Posted on November 12, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE: Cross Creek Road has been closed between Thomas Lake Harris and Skyfarm Drives due to a segment of compromised underground storm drain infrastructure. A map of the impacted area is available here: https://goo.gl/hjNGXt (5MB PDF)

Do-Not-Drink and Do-Not-Boil Water Advisory Issued for Two Specific Areas of Fountaingrove

Posted on November 10, 2017

The City of Santa Rosa Water Department has issued notices to customers in select areas advising them to stop drinking tap water due to recent damage to the water system resulting from the fires. A total of 13 homes in Fountaingrove received the advisory notice after slightly elevated levels of contaminants were detected in two...

Assessments Underway Following Recent Rains

Posted on November 10, 2017

The City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma are encouraging residents to stay alert for landslides, sinkholes, and other rain-related issues, particularly in the fire impact areas. While these warnings are typically issued during winter rain events, there are increased risks in burn areas due to high debris levels, damaged infrastructure, and missing vegetation,...

UPDATE: Three Debris Removal Resource Fairs Planned for Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Posted on November 9, 2017

This weekend, the City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma, in coordination with state and federal partners, will hold three resource fairs focused on debris removal. Residents whose properties were destroyed by the wildfires have the ability to access the government-operated Fire Debris Removal Program to ensure their property is left free of hazardous...

Local Assistance Centers Transitioning to Disaster Recovery Centers

Posted on November 9, 2017

The County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa in partnership with FEMA are transitioning both Local Assistance Centers (LACs) located in downtown Santa Rosa and Sonoma Valley to Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) on November 12, 2017. The LACs will close at 7:00pm Saturday, November 11th and re-open at 9:00am on Sunday, November 12th...

Fraudsters Impersonating EPA, Calling Citizens

Posted on November 8, 2017

The U.S. EPA has been alerted that people affected by the Northern California fires may be receiving fraudulent calls from individuals posing as U.S. EPA staff and asking for financial information or offering grant awards. EPA is NOT asking for personal financial information like Social Security numbers or bank account numbers and is only contacting...

Preparedness for Rain After Wildfires

Posted on November 8, 2017

In preparation for anticipated rain this winter, people who live in burned areas, or downhill of burned areas, should be aware of increased risks for: Flash Flooding: Normally, rainfall is absorbed by vegetation and soils, reducing runoff. However, wildfires remove vegetation and may leave soil unable to absorb water, creating flash flood conditions. Flood risk...

Asbestos Mitigated in Journey’s End Mobile Home Park

Posted on November 8, 2017

The City of Santa Rosa is no longer restricting access for residents in Journey’s End Mobile Home Park Today, the City of Santa Rosa is no longer restricting access for residents to Journey’s End Mobile Home Park, located at 3575 Mendocino Avenue, now that the previously-found asbestos has been mitigated. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

Debris Removal Right of Entry Form Deadline, 11/13

Posted on November 3, 2017

Sonoma County residents whose properties were destroyed by the wildfires have the ability to access the government operated Sonoma County Consolidated Debris Fire Removal Program to ensure that their property is left free of hazardous waste and debris.  Residential property owners must submit a Right of Entry (ROE) form by close of business on November 13, 2017,...

FEMA Temporary Housing Units Coming

Posted on November 3, 2017

The County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa are working with state and federal partners to provide safe, immediate, transitional, and long-term housing to assist residents who were displaced by the recent tragic fires and stabilize the immediate housing crisis faced by residents. It is estimated that nearly 5,000 residential units were destroyed in...
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