Google map shows Camp fire survivors sprawled across the United States

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In a map that's been making the rounds on social media, hundreds of hearts cover the entire United States, all with one thing in common: They stand for a displaced Camp fire victim.

The symbols stretch across the continental United States all the way to Connecticut, and some survivors ended up in Hawaii and Alaska, as well, according to the map.

Facebook user David Forsyth, who created the map, said he used data from two of the biggest Facebook support groups, Paradise Fire Adopt a Family and Camp Fire Survivors.

It shows how daunting the exodus after disaster can be, and that has been reflected in Sonoma County as well. State data indicate Sonoma County lost 2,207 people — more than any other county in the state — during the 12-month period ending July 1, 2018, amid the fallout of the devastating 2017 wildfires.

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