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State, federal leaders discuss Coffey Park efforts

Posted on February 13, 2018

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The inferno unleashed on Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino Counties, as well as several other Northern California counties, left behind the kind of devastation many have only read about in the history books. Thousands of structures and homes were destroyed, entire neighborhoods left in ruins, and of course the 44 lives lost. There is one neighborhood that symbolizes the destruction and a community’s resilience to bounce back — Coffey Park in Santa Rosa.

In the latest Cal OES podcast, we hear from four leaders who were instrumental in managing the efforts to find temporary homes for the thousands displaced, removing the massive amounts of rubble and debris, and cleaning the land to modern environmental standards so residents can rebuild.

They are:

  • Mark Ghilarducci, Cal OES Director.
  • Bob Fenton, FEMA Region IX Administrator.
  • Col. Eric McFadden, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Field Office Commander in Sonoma County.
  • Ryan Buras, FEMA National Qualifications System Director and Federal Lead for the Housing Task Force.

To listen to the podcast, use this link.

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