GEYSERVILLE – Governor Gavin Newsom will travel to Sonoma County today to visit communities impacted by the rapidly growing Kincade Fire. The Governor will meet with emergency responders, residents, health officers and local and state officials in Geyserville to survey the affected area and hold a media availability after a private briefing at the CAL FIRE station in Healdsburg.
The visit to Sonoma County follows the announcements that California has secured Fire Management Assistance Grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the response to the Kincade and Tick fires. These grants help ensure the availability of resources to fight the fires and enable local, state and tribal agencies to recover eligible costs incurred as a result of the fires.
In Los Angeles yesterday, the Governor held a public briefing regarding the ongoing fire threats and the need to hold utilities accountable for the consequences of their decisions to shut off power for large portions of the state. In a letter to utility executives, the Governor demanded that California’s Investor-Owned Utilities adhere to previously agreed protocols for their power shutoff decisions and coordinate with state and local officials to protect public safety and limit impacts during these events.
WHO: Governor Newsom, Senator Mike McGuire, Assemblymember Jim Wood, Sonoma County Supervisor James Gore and top health, fire and emergency officials.
WHERE: CAL FIRE Healdsburg Station, 17475 Fredson Rd, Geyserville, CA 95441
WHEN: Friday, October 25, 2019 at 12:15 p.m.
STREAM: The media availability will be streamed live on the CAL FIRE Facebook page.
**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to Danella.Debel@gov.ca.gov.