Originally Posted by jazz4cash
Yeah it seems like some folks insist on living places that are high risk and everyone has to cover the risk. Ok but but maybe you canít rebuild on the same site. Around here itís folks that insist on luxury waterfront homes
The area of Santa Rosa that burned was not a ďhigh riskĒ area-it was a flat area, typical middle class neighborhood. I drove through that neighborhood a few months after the fire. We also drove by the Trader Joeís and the shopping center that had partially burned.
My cousin and my husbandís mother live 2 miles from the fire and were out hosing down the embers that had traveled into their neighborhood that night. My DHís mom has occupied her property since the 1970s.
Itís kind of like blaming people who live New Jersey for being in the path of Hurricane Sandy. Stuff happens.
People were starting to rebuild in December 2017. In that area, it makes sense to rebuild. Santa Rosa is good sized city, in wine country, great weather, a short drive to the redwoods and the coast.