‘Self-sufficient’ in Tehama County | Grizzly Flats investigation | California megaflood chances
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, Aug. 17.
Tehama County residents told to be ‘self-sufficient’ during disasters
As peak wildfire season continues in the North State, officials say residents in Tehama County should be prepared to be entirely “self-sufficient” in the event of an emergency. The Tehama County Sheriff’s Office says it does not have the resources to reach out to every resident or even publish information on social media.
— Jamie Jiang, NSPR
Stalled U.S. Forest Service project could have protected California town from Caldor Fire destruction
A year ago this week, the Caldor Fire burned through the small town of Grizzly Flats in El Dorado County. The fire destroyed more than 400 homes — about two-thirds of the community. A new investigation from CapRadio and The California Newsroom found that the U.S. Forest Service predicted — for decades — a wildfire could devastate Grizzly Flats, but its plan to protect the town didn’t get done. Read the full investigation.
— CapRadio Staff & The California Newsroom
Research suggests climate change increases chances of megafloods
New research suggests climate change is increasing the likelihood of California-wide megafloods. A UCLA climate scientist says California could have as many as four megafloods this century.
— Ezra David Romero (KQED), The California Report
California power grid operator asks customers to conserve energy
The state’s power grid operator is calling on Californians to conserve energy today, due to expected high temperatures.
— Angela Corral (KQED), The California Report
Stories from NPR partner stations are edited by NSPR Staff for digital presentation and credited as requested.
In case you missed it
- Greenville resident rebuilds with grief, optimism — NSPR
- Q&A: How lightning from dry thunderstorms can spark wildfires — NSPR
- Tehama County environmental health director says many residents can’t afford to drill new wells amid third year of drought — NSPR
- Widespread haze, patchy smoke in Chico is due to Six Rivers Lightning Complex — NSPR
- Interview: State, tribe try to save threatened Chinook salmon — NSPR
- What’s the difference between a ‘fire weather watch’ and a ‘red flag warning?’ — NSPR