Monkeypox vaccine allocations | Excessive heat watch | Unsafe drinking water
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, July 27.
Butte County allocated just 20 doses of monkeypox vaccine
Health officials in Butte County say the county has only received 20 doses of the monkeypox vaccine. Public Health Director Danette York said the county’s allotment was based on “some data” determining the number of residents at risk for monkeypox.
— Andre Byik, NSPR
Excessive heat watch issued for much of the North State
The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued an excessive heat watch for much of the North State from 11 a.m. Thursday through 9 p.m. Friday. The heat watch will be in effect for the northern Sacramento Valley and adjacent foothills, northern Shasta County mountains, and Burney basin.
— Adia White, NSPR
State audit finds nearly a million have unsafe drinking water
An audit of the California State Water Resources Control Board found that more than 900,000 people in the state are at increased risk of liver and kidney problems — and even cancer — because they get water from systems that fail to meet contaminant standards.
— CapRadio Staff
Oak Fire near Yosemite destroys dozens of homes
Firefighters continue to make slow progress on the Oak Fire in Mariposa County, near Yosemite National Park. Evacuation orders remain in place for a large portion of the fire area and many roads are still closed. The fire has burned more than 18,000 acres and was 26% contained as of Tuesday. At least 42 homes have burned.
— CapRadio Staff
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