In the Napa Valley, Community Organizations Active in Disaster, called COAD for short - held a conference Thursday on how to best prepare for emergencies. Reporter Adia White attended a session on eliminating language barriers in disaster response. She talked with one of the panelists Emilia Carbajal, she’s the program director of the Graton Day Labor Center. Carbajal witnessed a number of communication failures both during and after last year’s wildfires.

Reporting for this story was sponsored by a grant from Internewswildfires air viewThe Tubbs fire burning in Sonoma County. Photo Credit: Wikimedia

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