Sonoma County requesting disaster designation; North Valley compiling losses
The Sonoma County Agriculture Commissioner is sending a letter to the state Office of Emergency Services asking for federal disaster aid for losses experienced during the July heat wave. WUD members are encouraged to keep records on decreased milk production and death losses. If disaster relief is provided to Sonoma County, this information will be necessary when applying for funds.
Northern Sacramento Valley Agriculture Commissioners are still compiling estimates of total losses. Members in the area are asked to call the Commissioner to report heat-related losses and give them the information needed for the county to apply for funds. The information provided will be kept confidential. It must be provided to the county Commissioner by Monday, August 21. For questions, please contact WUD representative Leslie Dapo at 530-354-4981.