Governor Brown, U.S. Senators Feinstein and Harris to Join Local Fire Briefing, Hold Media Availability, Attend Community Meeting Today in Sonoma County


SANTA ROSA – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris will today travel to areas impacted by this week’s fires, attend a private briefing with local leaders and emergency management officials and hold a media availability before joining a community meeting in Santa Rosa, hosted by partners including the City of Santa Rosa Fire Department, Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, CAL FIRE, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and the City of Santa Rosa.

Media Availability
When: Today, Saturday, October 14, 2017 at approx. 2:00 p.m. (immediately following private briefing with emergency management officials and before the community meeting).
Where: Santa Rosa High School, 1235 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Yesterday, Governor Brown announced that the state has secured additional federal aid for Napa and Sonoma county residents who have suffered losses due to the fires. Earlier this week, Governor Brown secured a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to support the state and local response to the fires, within 24 hours of making the request, and joined the state’s top emergency management officials for a briefing at the State Operations Center in Mather. The assistance announced today is the result of California securing amendments to this presidential disaster declaration. The Governor has declared a state of emergency for Solano County, Napa, Sonoma and Yuba counties, and Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Nevada and Orange counties due to the effects of the devastating fires burning across California.

More information on California’s emergency response to the fires is available at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services website. Napa and Sonoma county residents impacted by the fires can apply for federal Individual Disaster Assistance online at or by phone at 800-621-3362.