Flood relief efforts | Elevated fire risk | Greenville aid
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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In case you missed it
- Today marks two years since the Bear Fire, many survivors are still recovering — NSPR
- Mill Fire may have started from a machine failure at a lumber mill in Weed — NSPR
- Cal Fire releases damage assessment map for Mill and Mountain fires — NSPR
- Ecologists say heat wave may cause tree deaths — CapRadio
- Wildfires can raise air temperatures, scientists say — NSPR
- Mill Fire kills 2 women, destroys over 100 homes in Siskiyou County — NSPR