The residents in Sonoma County whose homes and business have been destroyed or damaged in the North California wildfires can apply for the federal disaster aid which will help the resident to cover their losses, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The authorities have been identified the 10 dead people out of 17 people died in wildfires:
- Carol Collins-Swasey, 76, Santa Rosa
- Lynne Anderson Powell, 72, Santa Rosa
- Arthur Tasman Grant, 95, Santa Rosa
- Suiko Grant, 75, Santa Rosa
- Donna Mae Halbur, 80, Larkfield
- Leroy Peter Halbur, 80, Larkfield
- Valerie Lynn Evans, 75, Santa Rosa
- Carmen Caldentey Berriz, 75, Apple Valley, California
- Michael John Dornbach, 57, Calistoga
- Veronica Elizabeth McCombs, 67, Santa Rosa
In a Thursday news conference, county Sheriff Rob Giordano said, Northern California wildfires killed at least 17 people in Sonoma County. According to the latest death toll, at least 31 people have died in Northern California fires.
Giordano said, around 1,100 missing complaints have been filed in Sonoma County from which 745 people have been located while 400 remaining people are still missing.
Sheriff Rob Giordano said, two victims were identified by using medical devices while other two were identified by dental records, one identification was made through distinct tattoos. The remaining victims were identified through investigation.
On Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown showed his sympathy to the victims of North California wildfires. Brown is planning to visit the wildfires affected area soon, he confirmed.
The governor planning to travel to the disaster zone. His spokesperson, Evan Westrup said, “Our focus is on getting resources where they’re needed most, not pulling them away for photo-ops with the governor.”
Gov. Jerry Brown said, “We aren’t in any way finished. Some places are beginning to be contained. But the fires are burning and the winds can come up. They aren’t as calm as we would like them to be. The next couple days are very serious for California.”
Brown added, “We have to find ways to protect Californians as best we can.”