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StoryCorps: Santa Rosa crisis counselors reflect on wildfire evacuation

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Jessica Stillman and Amanda Abud are counselors at the Verity crisis center in Santa Rosa. The Tubbs wildfire, the most destructive the state has seen, incinerated almost 37,000 acres in Northern California. In this interview, Jessica and Amanda talk about how hard it was to leave Santa Rosa during the fires instead of staying to help counsel at shelters.

"They put out a call, if you have training, to help people through trauma and crises — we really need you. And I'm driving away. It was so hard."

Amanda and Jessica shared their story with San Francisco StoryCorps.

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