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Bomb cyclone | Rio Dell quake | Snow pack survey

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Bomb cyclone set to hit Northern California tomorrow

A bomb cyclone is forecast to hit the West Coast Wednesday evening. A spokesperson for the California Office of Emergency Services said state and local agencies are still working nonstop to recover from earlier storms as they prepare for the next one.

— CapRadio Staff

More than twenty apartments damaged in earthquake aftershock in Rio Dell

An earthquake struck on New Year’s Day near Rio Dell in Humboldt County, damaging 20 apartments, according to The Associated Press. A stronger quake nearly two weeks ago killed two people and knocked homes off of the foundations. The AP reports this weekend’s 5.4 magnitude aftershock brought additional damage to the region.

— Jamie Jiang, NSPR

Snow survey to measure mountain snowpack

The first snow survey of the season will take place later this morning at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada. The snow surveys by the Department of Water Resources are used to measure water content in the mountain snowpack, which is a key indicator for California’s summer water supply.

— CapRadio Staff

New law requires state to collect data on parolees who become homeless

California is now required to collect data on how many people exit prison into unstable housing or outright homelessness. A new law that went into effect on Jan.1 requires the prison oversight board to find out how many parolees are experiencing homelessness. The law requires the oversight board to report each year to the governor and Legislature.

— CapRadio Staff

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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.
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.
Jamie was NSPR’s wildfire reporter and Report For America corps member. She covered all things fire, but her main focus was wildfire recovery in the North State. Before NSPR, Jamie was at UCLA, where she dabbled in college radio and briefly worked as a podcast editor at the Daily Bruin.