After criticizing and blaming officials about the wildfire tragedy happened in California, US President Donald Trump visited the burnt place in Saturday and saw it in his own eyes how traumatic the site is to the residents of that place.
During his visit, he was welcomed by Governor Jerry Brown and his successor Gavin Newsom. Both are Democrats who had a dispute about the wildfire incident with the US President.
The said wildfire is considered to be the most destructive and deadliest wildfire in the state’s history.
As of the moment, there are at least 71 people that are killed by a wildfire in Northern California. Aside from that overwhelming number of dead people, there are also 1,000 people who are reported missing, but officers said that there is still possible numbers shift.
Northern California Camp Fire and southern California Woosley Fire have damaged more than 240,000 acres.
During one of President Trump’s stops, he told reporters that no one is expecting that that kind of wildfire will happen. Because of his reaction on what he saw personally, his opinion about the cause of the wildfire remains unchanged. President Trump is still firmed that poor forest management is to be blamed.
“WE DO HAVE TO DO MANAGEMENT MAINTENANCE, AND WE’LL BE WORKING ALSO WITH ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS. I THINK EVERYONE’S SEEN THE LIGHT,” HE SAID.
There are so many lives that are affected, livelihood is lost, shelters are damage, animals are also very much affected, and acres of land are destroyed. Aside from all of those damages, it is also concerned with the health of the survivors. A lot of people have become sick after the outbreaks of the norovirus in their shelters. Aside from that, because of the blaze, the air of Northern California has been polluted.
On the other hand, the weather forecast had announced that there would be a rainfall happening next week in California. It will help put out the flames, but it can also cause flooding and mudslides in some areas.
In President Trump’s visit in Paradise, he praised the politicians, local law government, and other teams who were during search and rescue operation.