Camp Fire

NSPR's Camp Fire Weekly Call: 2/13

Feb 13, 2020

On this week’s call: A feared lull in burn scar building permit applications hasn’t appeared, suggesting recovery and re-population will continue at a pace faster than expected. 

 

Also, the next phase of tree removal is starting to take shape and we learn more about the needs still out there from Kevin Lindstrom, Pastor at Magalia Community Church and Doreen Fogle, who helps operate the Camp Fire Resource Center, where needed items are still being distributed and sympathetic ears are available.  

Post Fire Case Managers Overwhelmed

Feb 7, 2020
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About 34 people from a host of charitable organizations were in Chico Thursday, brushing up on ways to assist Camp Fire survivors—it’s more than a full time job.

 

They arrived at the Salvation Army’s new Chico campus for a day long case manager training.

NSPR's Camp Fire Weekly Call: 1/30

Jan 30, 2020

On this week’s call: Paradise Spokeswoman Colette Curtis discusses the newly opened Building Resiliency Center, Butte County Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Casey Hatcher has the details on plan to help property owners remove fire-damaged trees endangering private roads, and Marcella Seay of the Upper Ridge Community Council discusses home insurance issues and a debate going on in Magalia about the size of homes and should smaller houses be allowed.   

Insurance Info Offered At Meeting Tonight

Jan 30, 2020
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Those flummoxed by soaring prices or the sudden unavailability of homeowners insurance may gain insights at a meeting in Magalia tonight.

 

Organized by a local community group, tonight’s meeting is specifically aimed at those feeling financially squeezed or entirely shut out by home insurers.

On the morning of November 8, 2018, one of the most deadly and destructive wildfires in United States history destroyed the town of Paradise, California. At least 86 people died in the inferno. The California Camp Fire—Reflections and Remnants is the quintessential historical testament and reflection of that tragic day and the continuing aftermath. 

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The availability and affordability of housing in Chico is the top concern according to Mayor Randall Stone, who last night delivered his state of the city address.

 

In spite of all the Camp Fire’s repercussions, Mayor Randall Stone said Chico was in fairly good shape, but the scarcity and cost of housing is bad and getting worse.

Camp Fire Survivors With Unmet Needs: Officials Want To Hear From You

Jan 14, 2020
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A new effort is being made to reconnect with Camp Fire survivors who may have fallen through the cracks.

The consortium of government, non-profit, religious and charitable organizations called the Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group, will hold a dozen events through Jan. 24, hoping to quantify holes and gaps in recovery efforts so far.

Future Eyed For Camp Fire FEMA Units

Jan 14, 2020
The Advocate


Officials may cut a deal with the Federal Emergency Management Agency that lets Camp Fire survivors buy their dwellings. 

Tuesday, the Butte County Board of Supervisors will look into possibly leveraging federal guidelines that allow FEMA to sell their units to occupants and donate them to other government agencies or certain charitable organizations. However, even if approved, potential buyers will have to come up with more than just money, Casey Hatcher Butte County’s deputy chief administrative officer said. 

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Those hoping to rebuild and return to Paradise are getting a little help navigating California’s notoriously deep paperwork.

Building a house isn’t easy. Especially, if you’ve never done it before. Acknowledging the complexity, potential pratfalls and frustration, a team of volunteers are now helping Camp Fire survivors plot their return.


A large helping of federal aid should help streamline and speed reconstruction in Paradise.  

 

This week the U.S. Department of Commerce announced a $300,000 grant was issued to the town to help recruit and hire a Disaster Recovery Manager. The funds are in addition to $75,000 committed locally.  

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