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Flood relief efforts | Elevated fire risk | Greenville aid

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The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Friday, Sept. 9. 

Yuba City mosque is raising funds for flood relief in Pakistan

Many in the Pakistani diaspora in Yuba City are helping raise disaster relief funds for devastating flooding in Pakistan. The flooding has killed more than 1,300 people and destroyed the homes of 33 million. Members of the Islamic Center of Yuba City posted a GoFundMe with the goal of raising $20,000 for relief.

Jamie Jiang, NSPR 

Greenville to receive $7 million to help rebuild infrastructure 

California Assemblywoman Megan Dahle announced in a press release Thursday that $7 million will go to the community of Greenville, which was devastated in last year’s Dixie Fire. The funding, she said, was authorized by the Newsom administration and will be used to help rebuild the town’s water and sewer infrastructure.

— Ken Devol, NSPR

Elevated fire risk in the North State today

The National Weather Service in Sacramento is reporting elevated fire weather conditions in the valley, foothills and mountains through today. The agency says the risk is due to record heat, low humidity and gusty winds. Cal Fire’s Butte County Unit reported that the agency is preparing for increased fire risk as we head into the fall, and is advising residents to ensure they have defensible space around their homes.

— Jamie Jiang, NSPR 

California plans to lower insurance costs for homeowners

California is aiming to become the first state to require insurance companies to lower costs for homeowners and businesses who take certain steps to reduce their fire risk. California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara wrote in a press release Wednesday that the new regulations would require insurance companies to recognize the importance of wildfire safety mitigation efforts and post new rates for those who implement them. The state’s Office of Administrative Law has 30 days to review the proposed regulations before they can become state law.

Adia White, NSPR 

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Sarah is an award-winning reporter, producer and editor. She’s worked at North State Public Radio for six years and was previously the station’s News Director before leaving to study at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Ken came to NSPR through the back door as a volunteer, doing all the things that volunteers do. Almost nothing – nothing -- in his previous work experience suggests that he would ever be on public radio.
Angel Huracha has been a part of the journalism field since 2006 and has covered a range of topics. He is a graduate of Chico State with a Bachelor's degree in news-editorial and public relations with a minor in English.
Jamie is NSPR’s wildfire reporter and Report For America corps member. She covers all things fire, but her main focus is wildfire recovery in the North State. Before NSPR, Jamie was at UCLA, where she dabbled in college radio and briefly worked as podcast editor at the Daily Bruin.
Adia White is a broadcast journalist and producer with nearly 10 years of experience. Her work has appeared on WNYC, This American Life, Capital Public Radio and other local and national programs. She started at North State Public Radio as a freelance reporter in 2017 before leaving for a stint at Northern California Public Media in Santa Rosa.