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9/21/20 Wildfire update: Returning to home

Here is some very good general information from the state Department of Environmental Quality for those of us who are returning to homes still standing near burned areas: "Wildfires can leave lingering smoke and ash in people's homes and businesses. When you return to a home or business that has survived a wildfire, it's important to take precautions to protect yourself and your family from inhaling smoke and ash. Smoke and ash can cause lung, heart and other health problems when disturbed ...

9/18/20 Wildfire Update Day 10: Recovery – FEMA Assistance & New Resources

A week and a half after the devastating Almeda fire ripped through our communities, we are beginning to understand the nature of this catastrophe. Initial assessment has pegged the number of lost homes, including apartments, manufactured homes, and houses at more than 2,350. In addition, businesses along the corridor from just north of the Valley View interchange through Phoenix were consumed by fire. Thousands of us were displaced, and many more are grieving for the losses sustained by ...