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Governor Gavin Newsom launches website for California residents impacted by wildfires, power shutoffs

Governor Gavin Newsom
Posted at 4:12 PM, Oct 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 11:06:52-04

On Monday, California Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled a new website dedicated to those residents affected by wildfires or public safety power shutoffs.

California is currently in a state of emergency due to multiple wildfires throughout the state. Two vegetation fires broke out in the city of Vallejo in the San Francisco Bay Area Sunday. Meanwhile, the Kincade Fire has burned more than 54,000 acres in Sonoma County, prompted the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people and threatened tens of thousands of buildings.

In addition, Public Safety Power Shutoffs instituted by PG&E and Southern California Edison have left tens of thousands of customers without power for days.

The new website, Response.ca.gov, "combines emergency response, recovery and resilience information into a single place for easy access by users. It is a one-stop portal that includes local and state resources, health services, shelters and housing, preparedness information, and more."

“California continues to rise to the challenge of power shutoffs and natural disasters,” said Governor Newsom. “RESPONSE.CA.GOV provides Californians with a unified portal for critical information during this state of emergency. This site will continuously be updated as needed to provide Californians with the resources they need.”