FEMA Closes Wildfire Recovery Centers in Sonoma County

January 6, 2018  |  Environmental, Wildfire

In a positive sign for Sonoma County’s wildfire recovery efforts, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has officially closed its two local recovery centers in Santa Rosa and Sonoma. The recovery centers operated for more than two months, offering assistance to Sonoma County residents who were impacted by October’s wildfires.

According to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, 16,608 Sonoma County households registered with FEMA after the wildfires affected the community. In the meantime, foot traffic to the physical locations has significantly slowed, allowing FEMA to focus their resources elsewhere.

“The main message that we would like to get to people is: Yes, we are closing the physical center, but we are continuing to offer the same kind of information and advice through the other ways to contact us,” said William Rukeyser, a spokesperson for FEMA. “Very similar types of advice continue to be available, just not in person.”

If you live in Sonoma County and still need assistance from FEMA, you can contact them online at https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ or call 1-800-621-3362.

The California Fire Lawyers group is offering free legal consultations to everyone who has been affected by the fires. We currently represent hundreds of plaintiffs from Sonoma, as well as Tubbs, Napa, Mendocino, and Butte Counties in lawsuits against PG&E. Contact us online or call 707-533-8128 to discuss your legal options.

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