Camp Fire

NSPR's Camp Fire Weekly Call: 8/15

Aug 15, 2019

Significant hurdles remain ahead but officials have made progress this past week on finding some solution for removing hazardous trees on private lots. Money for the first step in building a sewer system on the ridge, preparing planning and environmental documents is being assembled, and after a very long wait, the FEMA group housing site just south of Chico is preparing to open fully.

It’s time once again for our weekly check in with representatives from some of the lead agencies attempting to help Camp Fire survivors get back on their feet. We speak with Mike Peacock from FEMA, Justin Jacobs of CalOES, Casey Hatcher for Butte County and Colette Curtis with the town of Paradise.  

Marc Albert


Financial aid and legislative help are speeding the North State’s recovery from the worst wildfire in modern history, but as the region’s top elected leaders heard at a town hall Monday in Chico, much more is needed.  

 

NSPR's Camp Fire Weekly Call: 8/8

Aug 8, 2019


More debris was cleared, more home sites are ready for rebuilding while Paradise prepares its first post-fire budget and launches monthly informational meetings. 

 

 

It’s time once again for our weekly check in with representatives from some of the lead agencies attempting to help Camp Fire survivors get back on their feet. Earlier today we received updates from Mike Peacock, a public information officer from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, Justin Jacobs of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services perhaps better known as CalOES and Colette Curtis with the town of Paradise.  

NSPR's Camp Fire Weekly Call: 8/1

Aug 1, 2019

Rebuilding is happening and gathering speed. A new, ultra-low interest loan program is announced by the US Department of Agriculture, along with direct cash grants for lower income individuals age 62 and older...and FEMA’s largest site, with roughly 400 trailers will soon welcome its first families. 

 

You can find a direct link to the USDA’s loan and grant program right here.

NSPR's Camp Fire Weekly Call: 7/25

Jul 25, 2019

Debris removal continues apace, FEMA welcomes more families into temporary housing and Paradise officials say the pace of reconstruction is speeding up. It’s time for our weekly check in with federal state and local government representatives about recovery from the Camp Fire. 

J.R Henson is a fourth generation Paradise resident and survivor of the Camp Fire. Storytelling has been apart of his family roots from both sides of the family and one of his ancestors, James Russell Lowell was a well known poet.

Henson started publishing his writings last year. Unseasonable is his second collection of essays. 

NSPR's Camp Fire Weekly Call: 7/18

Jul 18, 2019

First home move ins…Debris removal passes 60%...Despite threats and warnings, you can STILL sign up for free debris removal or alternative program…FEMA trailers soon, really…. 

 

Our weekly check in call with officials from Paradise, Butte County, CalOES and FEMA about progress, issues and problems as the region recovers from the Camp Fire. 

 

Noah Berger / AP Photo

Recovery after a disaster like the Camp Fire is a long and arduous process, but there are organizations that are in the area and working to make that process a little easier. One of those organizations is United Policyholders. The nonprofit is currently working with those who had insured homes that were damaged or destroyed in the Camp Fire. 

 

NSPR's Camp Fire Weekly Call: 7/11

Jul 11, 2019


It’s been 8 months since the Camp Fire devastated Paradise and its surrounding communities in Butte County. Each Thursday at 6:35 p.m. NSPR brings you an update from the agencies involved in the recovery process. 

 

Earlier today NSPR’s Sarah Bohannon spoke with Justin Jacobs from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), Casey Hatcher with Butte County, Collette Curtis with the Town of Paradise and Debra Young with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Young started the call with an update on FEMA housing.  

 

Marc Albert

  


 

 

While the address hasn’t changed, just about everything else has. 

 

There wasn’t much left after the Camp Fire roared through a vast area of Butte County. Close to eight months later, county officials are celebrating a milestone of sorts. 

 

Final inspections are finished on the first new post-fire home in unincorporated Butte County. 

 

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