Nashelly Chavez, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
The powerful storm that swept over Sonoma County last week caused an estimated $155 million in damage to homes, businesses, roads and other public infrastructure, county officials announced Saturday.
The updated assessment came at the end of a week marked by the largest flood on the lower Russian River in nearly a quarter century. Guernville and other riverside communities took the heaviest blow, but flooding elsewhere — in Sebastopol, Healdsburg and Geyserville — led to widespread damage countywide, said Tennis Wick, director of Permit Sonoma, the county’s planning and building agency.
Approximately 1,900 homes were affected, with major damage reported at 1,760, according to the county.
Flooding impacted 578 commercial buildings and businesses, including restaurants, pubs, resorts, stores and theaters.