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(Santa Rosa, CA) -- A call is on for therapists to volunteer their time to help North Bay wildfire victims. The California Psychological Association is urging mental health workers to visit evacuation centers in both Sonoma and Napa counties to provide free counseling.
Health experts warn that after a week of fires, thousands of evacuees are likely suffering from some form of emotional trauma that could have long-term effects. The overall death toll stands at 42. 53 people remain missing.
Meanwhile, wineries affected by the North Bay wildfires are getting back to business. More than 30 wineries have been affected with some level of smoke or fire damage. There are close to 900 vintners in Napa and Sonoma counties.
The majority of tasting rooms have reopened and officials want visitors to return to the Wine Country. To check the status of particular wineries, links can be found on the websites of the Chamber of Commerce of both Napa and Sonoma counties.