After Paradise

6:30 p.m. Thursdays

“After Paradise” is dedicated to post-Camp Fire recovery information. Each Thursday night, the NSPR News Team will bring you the latest from government officials, rescue organizations, financial planners, trauma experts and local reporters.

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Over the last few months you’ve been asking a lot of questions about insurance – questions like: “Are there areas and properties in Paradise that will be uninsurable because of high fire danger risk?” and “If we rebuild, will anyone insure us and for how much?” We’re working to find specific answers to these questions, but have been in contact with an organization that can provide, direct individualized help with your insurance questions. NSPR’s Nicole Camarda spoke with Amy Bach, the executive director of United Policyholders, which holds insurance claim workshops to help Camp Fire survivors.

 

Tonight on “After Paradise” it’s been 21 weeks since the Camp Fire started. We hear from a doctor at Adventist Health who tells us about the hospital’s new Cancer Care Center in Chico, we hear about a group who’s meeting to give Camp Fire survivors support and to discuss redesigning Paradise, and we hear from survivors of the Camp and Carr fires about whether or not their perspectives have changed on climate change after the fires.

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Fiesta Taco Trailer used to sit outside of Whitewater Saloon in Paradise, until the saloon was destroyed by the Camp Fire. The taco trailer was spared and is now back on the Ridge. We’ve been speaking with people who have returned to Paradise either to live or work to see how they’re coping.

 

We’ve been following the stories of how animals were rescued from Camp Fire and today we’ll hear from a place that was critical to that endeavor. Valley Oak Veterinary Center in Chico treated about 500 pets after the fire and housed even more. What they found during the fire was that the bulk of the animals that were injured and never claimed were cats that hadn’t been microchipped. NSPR’s Sarah Bohannon spoke with Dr. Daniel Gebhart about the center’s experience and how microchipping can increase a pet owner’s chance of being reunited with their animal in this type of disaster.

 

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FEMA, debris removal, right of entry forms, water, building permits – there has been a lot that has happened this week. NSPR’s Marc Albert gives us a recap.


Tonight on After Paradise, it’s been 20 weeks since the Camp Fire started. We bring you the latest post-Camp Fire recovery news, we learn why some pets were easily reunited with their owners after the fire and why other weren’t, and we hear from a man who lost his home, but has returned to work on the ridge with his food truck.

Marc Albert

Beyond water and food, housing, or at least shelter is among life’s requirements. With 19,000 structures destroyed, evacuees are scattered among friends and family. Others are jammed into motels, hotels and RV parks from Sacramento to Redding.

Permaculture And Restoring Land After The Camp Fire

Mar 21, 2019
Matt Fidler

When we talk about life lost during the Camp Fire, we immediately think people and animals.

But when a fire reaches the extreme temperatures that the Camp Fire did in places, the living organic material in the earth itself ground burns as well. It effectively kills the soil and its ability to absorb moisture.

Today we journey with independent producer Matt Fidler who learned about rebuilding the soil that once gave life to vegetation that covered the area’s now charred landscape.

Ashley Bailey

Life is far from back to normal in Magalia, one of the communities hardest-hit by the Camp Fire.

 

But four months later, some routines are starting to fall back into place - such as kids going to school.

 

Artist Jessie Mercer is helping students at Pine Ridge School remember the ridge in a colorful way.

 

Mercer is known by many for her Key Project Tribute, where she collected house keys from Camp Fire survivors that will be used to create a memorial sculpture for the town once it’s rebuilt.

Noah Berger / AP Photo

Areas burnt by the Camp Fire are served by private wells and two water districts: Del Oro Water Company, which has three separate districts each with its’ own source, and the Paradise Irrigation District.  

 

Reese Crenshaw is an engineer with the state Division of Drinking Water and in charge of water testing in six North Valley counties. He said some of the concerns are receding. Del Oro’s Lime Saddle subdivision, which services areas along Pentz Road, draws its water from Lake Oroville. 

 

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