How Are Vulnerable Communities & Small Businesses Coping After The Kincade Fire?
On this edition of Your Call, we'll find out how people affected by the Kincade fire are coping after being evacuated and losing power.
The 700,000 acre fire, which is now almost 80 percent contained, forced nearly 200,000 people to evacuate their homes. Many low-income families and small businesses in Sonoma and Marin Counties were hit especially hard by power outages. How are people managing to provide for their families without work, and how are small businesses recovering from lost revenue?
Mallory Moench, business reporter at San Francisco Chronicle
James Elliott, Professor and Chair of Sociology at Rice University
Beatrice Camacho, housing organizer with North Bay Organizing Project
SF Chronicle: Why cell phones failed in PG&E outages, and how to prevent a repeat
SF Chronicle: Power outages hit some of state’s poorest communities hard
NBC News: They survived one of California's most destructive fires. Now they're battling their insurance company.
Press Democrat: Day laborers face financial strain following the Kincade fire
Los Angeles Times: As the Kincade fire raged on, a Cesar Chavez-inspired public affairs radio station kept farmworkers informed
Organizations to donate to:
Corazon Healdsburg Unity and Community fund
Movimiento Cultural de la Union Indigena