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Short break between storms | State of emergency in Shasta | Mental health concerns

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, March 15. 

Short break in the rain to be followed by another round of wet weather

A day or two of dry weather is expected before another storm is forecast to hit the North State. The National Weather Service is forecasting mostly dry weather until Friday morning, when another round of wet weather could impact the region into the weekend.

— Alec Stutson, NSPR

Isolation due to snow storms raises mental health concerns in the Dixie Fire burn scar

This winter brought snow levels to the Dixie Fire burn scar that residents say they haven’t seen in over a decade. Heavy snow has also exacerbated mental health challenges among some fire survivors in and around Greenville grappling with isolation along with the challenges of rebuilding after the fire.

— Jamie Jiang, NSPR

Shasta County Sheriff's Office declares local state of emergency due to flooding impacts

Shasta County Sheriff Michael Johnson declared alocal state of emergency in the county due to flooding Tuesday. In a press release from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, officials said the declaration will allow the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to aid in flood response efforts.

Adia White, NSPR

Gov. Gavin Newsom expands state of emergency to Trinity, Orange and Alpine counties

Gov. Gavin Newsom Tuesday expanded a state of emergency to include three additional California counties. Trinity, Orange and Alpine counties join 40 counties across the state where a state of emergency has been proclaimed due to winter storm impacts.

— Adia White, NSPR

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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.
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.
Alec Stutson grew up in Colorado and graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in Radio Journalism, 20th/21st Century Literature, and a minor in Film Studies. He is a huge podcast junkie, as well as a movie nerd and musician.
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.