State of emergency expanded | Safe Space shelter closes | Storing storm water
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Monday, March 13.
Glenn added to list of California counties under a state of emergency
Gov. Gavin Newsom Sunday expanded a state of emergency due to ongoing storms to include six additional counties, including Glenn. On Friday, President Joe Biden also approved Newsom’s request for a presidential emergency declaration in 34 California counties. That declaration aids in bringing in federal resources for storm response.
— Adia White, NSPR
Interview: Safe Space shelter closes for the season as extreme weather conditions persist
Winter storms continue to bring extreme weather to the North State. Last week, Chico nonprofit Safe Space Winter Shelter ended its seasonal operations. NSPR's Alec Stutson spoke with Executive Director Hilary Crosby about the needs of the unhoused community and the remaining options for shelter. Listen to the interview in today’s headlines.
— Alec Stutson, NSPR
Officials balance flood control with water storage needs at Lake Oroville and other reservoirs
Amid an onslaught of rain, officials who manage reservoirs in California are working to strike a balance between holding as much water in storage, as long as they can, while maintaining room in reservoirs for more stormwater. Read the full story.
— Alastair Bland, CalMatters
Flood watch, winter storm warning in effect for parts of the North State through Wednesday
Wet weather is expected to continue through at least mid-week. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for much of the Sierra Nevada above 7,000 feet through Wednesday evening. A flood watch is in effect for a large portion of the valley and foothills in Northern California through Wednesday morning.
— Adia White, NSPR
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