TODAY: Governor Newsom to Meet with Residents Displaced by Fire at Petaluma Shelter


PETALUMA – As communities across the state endangered by wildfire are evacuated amid high winds, Governor Gavin Newsom will meet with impacted residents at an evacuation center in Petaluma today.

Earlier today, Governor Newsom declared a statewide emergency due to the dangerous weather conditions, which have resulted in fires and evacuations across the state. This week, the Governor met with emergency responders, health officials, residents and local officials in NapaGeyserville and Los Angeles, and held public briefings regarding the ongoing fire threats and the need to hold utilities accountable for the consequences of their power shutoff decisions.

The Governor has also secured Fire Management Assistance Grants to help ensure the availability of resources to fight the Kincade and Tick fires, announced a $75 Million Program for state and local governments to mitigate impacts of power shutoffs, and unveiled a series of new partnerships and new tools to help secure medically vulnerable populations during these events.​

WHEN: Sunday, October 27, 2019. Media availability at approx. 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Petaluma Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma, CA 94952

STREAM: The media availability will be streamed live here.

**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to govpressoffice@gov.ca.gov.

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