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Northern California Wildfires Force 1 Million Power Cuts and 180,000 Evacuation Orders

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Vehicles travel South along Highway 101 as residents evacuate towns and cities in anticipation of the expected wind event on October 26, 2019 in Windsor, California. More than 44,000 residents were ordered to evacuate in the wake of the Kincade Fire. (Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

With fires raging across Northern California and millions in the state without power, we open the phones lines to hear listeners’ experiences and take their questions.

Here’s What to Have in Your Emergency Bag
AirBnB housing for evacuees

If you’re interested in donating to help:
Sonoma Family Meal
Northern California Fire Donation List


Ted Goldberg, senior editor, KQED News

Sarah Stierch, freelance writer, Sonoma Magazine

Danielle Venton, reporter, KQED Science

Ana Maria Johnson, program manager, public advocates office, California Public Utilities Commission

Walter Wallace, public information officer, Bay Area Air Quality Management District


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