Thompson Marks Completion of Major Debris Removal from 2017 Wildfires
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) joined with state, local, and federal officials to celebrate the completion of major debris removal in Northern California following the devastating wildfires of October 2017.
“Congratulations to all our state, local, and federal partners on completing this unprecedented debris removal from last year’s wildfires across our district,” said Thompson. “It’s been a long, tough road, but I am so proud of the hard work of partners across our district. I want to particularly applaud the constant dedication of Robert Fenton, FEMA Region IX Administrator, and Mark Ghilarducci, Cal OES Director, who have been leaders in this effort. Our work continues and I remain committed to securing every federal dollar and resource possible to put toward relief work. We must ensure everyone has the resources they need to recover and rebuild.”
Today marks the completion of major debris removal across Napa, Sonoma, Lake, and Mendocino Counties, including 2.2 million tons of debris, the most expansive removal since the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco.
Congressman Mike Thompson is proud to represent California’s 5th Congressional District, which includes all or part of Contra Costa, Lake, Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties. He is a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Thompson is also a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition and chairs the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force as well as the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Wine Caucus.