After a Northern California’s wildfires bring a huge destruction in the Wine County. Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano visited a Larkfield-Wikiup neighborhood by his vehicle, he drove through the area.
Crushed and twisted garage doors and beams folded like old magazines and newspapers. Charred cars’ hubcaps had melted into aluminum which pooled in the severe and gutters.
On Friday, Giordano told The Times, “I don’t even think I understand what the damage toll is going to be, and I have a better handle on it than most.” Giordano said, “Santa Rosa will be a different planet. There is so much to rebuild. It will absolutely change the community.”
Thousands of residents are struggling due to the wildfires in Northern California, after the wildfires, the high winds are expected to hit the evacuated areas again. Many lost their homes in Santa Rosa, where the wildfire bring the biggest destruction. The wildfires have coursed through the wine county since Sunday night that left at least 36 people dead while many are still missing.
Santa Rosa is the most affected place, where thousands of residents have been destroyed, Santa Rosa is the largest city in the county which is the home to 175,000 people. The city has lost around 3,000 structures or buildings which also includes the hilltop house of the late Charles Schulz, the Peanuts cartoon creator.
On Friday, a mandatory evacuation order has been issued in the north of Highway 128 from Geysers to Chalk Hill roads by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. On the other hands, most of the enforcement has been suspended by the immigration officials, according to the authorities.
A 10-year Coffey Park resident whose home was damaged on Monday during the early morning hours, Luis Hernandez said, “We have always thought about earthquakes, and we are prepared for an earthquake,” Los Angeles Times reported.
Hernandez said, “But we never thought about a fire. This caught us very off guard.”