RELATED: Santa Rosa officials work to prevent flooding in North Bay fire zones
The director of the water department, Ben Horenstein, says, "The focus for now is on understanding where these issues are and each one is being assessed by engineers and geotech experts to understand the relative impacts of what could happen in areas where we've lost our storm drain pipes." He went on to say their specific concerns are about sinkholes, landslides, and flooding.
This is one of the team's looking for pipes underground damaged by the fires. pic.twitter.com/OY4aTHN0xV— Amy Hollyfield (@amyhollyfield) November 13, 2017
Officials have shut down one street where damaged pipe runs underneath it, at Cross Creek Road and Thomas Lake Harris Drive. They have not evacuated any homes, indicating they don't have immediate concerns. They say they are feeling reasonably cautious right now.
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