LAKE COUNTY, Calif. (October 17, 2017) – Recovery from wildfire is a community effort, and requires that we all stand together with those impacted, and, together, create the best possible way forward.
The City of Clearlake and the County of Lake are teaming up with local first responders, community and national organizations, and State agencies to offer an informational meeting for Sulphur Fire survivors. Attending this meeting can help many take important and organized steps toward recovery.
“It is essential that all of those affected by the Sulphur Fire can get back on their feet as soon as possible,” acknowledges Greg Folsom, Clearlake City Manager. “We want to do everything we can to give people a leg up, and we are very pleased that so many outstanding people and so many resources are being made available to the people of Clearlake.”
The Sulphur Fire Community Recovery Meeting will take place Wednesday, October 18, beginning at 2pm. It will be held at 14050 Olympic Dr., Clearlake, CA.
Among the presenters will be Folsom, County Administrative Officer (CAO) and Valley Fire Recovery Coordinator Carol Huchingson, Clearlake Mayor Russ Perdock and Council and Board members from both the City and County.
Experts in a wide range of specific recovery areas will be present, as well.
The meeting will begin with a comprehensive update of the status of the fire and recovery effort, which will include contributions from law enforcement officials, CAL FIRE Chief Greg Bertelli and representatives from the California Office of Emergency Services and FEMA.
County and State officials and a representative from the National Resources Conservation Service will then offer insights on the practical steps you should take to ensure successful and healthy cleanup of wildfire debris.
Representatives from the American Red Cross, the County and North Coast Opportunities will then offer information on care, shelter, and housing, including suggestions for those with animals.
Following those updates, many representatives will be available to answer questions from Sulphur Fire survivors.
“This is a great opportunity to get information,” states CAO Carol Huchingson. “If you have a key question that will help you with your personal recovery journey, there will be someone in the room that can either directly help or reliably point you in the right direction. We hope that many people will take advantage and attend the Sulphur Fire Community Recovery Meeting.”
For more information, call Clearlake City Hall, at (707) 994-8201.
Official information blog for the Lake County Office of Emergency Services