Taking cognizance of the devastating wildfires scorching through the region which claimed 15 lives, US President Donald Trump gave his assurance on Tuesday that the federal govt will stand with the people of California in this terrible time.
While giving his first statement after the deadly wildfire Trump called California a ‘great state’ and mentioned the conditions in Napa where people have been devastated the most.

“I want to say a few words to the people of California. Great state. Especially with those in Napa. Napa has been hit so hard. And Sonoma. As they deal with the tragic loss of life and property to devastating wildfires,” CNN quoted Donald Trump as saying. “I spoke with Governor Brown last night to let him know that the federal government will stand with the people of California and we will be there for you in this time of terrible tragedy and need. And I just want to pay my warmest respects. They are going through a lot,” the President added. Sonama County sheriff’s office said on Tuesday a total of nine deaths were reported after two more fatalities were confirmed in the county, about 90 km north of San Francisco, Xinhua news agency reported. In response to the deadly wildfires, the US President has approved a federal disaster declaration for California.

On Monday, the deadly wildfire ran havoc in the Northern California and caused serious damage BY demolishing everything that came in its way. The blistering wildfire which resulted evacuations destroyed tons of houses that came in its path. As per reports, more than 20,000 people in California have been evacuated so far. In Sonoma County, over 200 people had been reported missing in which 45 were later rescued, officials said. More than 3,000 people are currently staying in shelters after 17 wildfires have blazed through 115,000 acres of land across California. Wildfires statewide have left at least 2,000 structures destroyed, officials from California Office of Emergency Services said at a press conference.

First Published | 11 October 2017 7:46 AM
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