Helping our communities recover from wildfires

Dear friend,   

We live in the most beautiful region in the country but the wildfires across our state are a painful reminder of how climate change is making these events more frequent and powerful. In recent years, we have seen record-setting heatwaves, wildfires, and smoke destroy our farmland and crops, jeopardize our homes and business, and threaten our lives and health.  

The ongoing Bolt Creek fire that has burned thousands of acres across our region is highlighting the need to better prepare for, respond to, and rebuild from these devastating incidents.  

This week, I hosted a roundtable discussion with Senator Maria Cantwell, Congresswoman Kim Schrier,  local officials, residents, and business owners to discuss ways we can get federal resources to families and businesses to help recover from the Bolt Creek Fire. We also discussed solutions to help prevent landslides and further damage to the area.  

I am working with our federal delegation to ensure communities impacted by the recent fires can access the resources they need to recover as quickly as possible. I will also continue fighting to ensure the federal government provides our state and local governments with the support needed before, during, and after wildfire events.  

To better assist you, I have created a new wildfire resource page that contains relevant, up-to-date information and assistance.  

As always, I am here to help you. If you need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact my Kirkland office at (425) 485-0085 or delbene.house.gov. For more updates on what I’m doing for WA-01, you can follow me on social media at the links above.   

Stay safe and stay healthy,