FEMA

Butte County Recovers

This week we get our regular update from government officials and they also answer your questions about debris removal, rebuilding and housing. Earlier this morning NSPR’s Marc Albert spoke with Rebeca Kelly of FEMA, Justin Jacobs of CalOES, Casey Hatcher of Butte County and Colette Curtis from the Town of Paradise to get the latest.

Marc Albert

For roughly 20 families, Monday was finally move-in day. The accommodations aren’t luxurious, but there’s a feeling that five months after the Camp Fire, progress is tangible.  

 

In Oroville, a stone’s throw from California’s second largest reservoir, Marianne Warner was sporting the broad grin you’d expect on a lottery winner.

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FEMA, debris removal, right of entry forms, water, building permits – there has been a lot that has happened this week. NSPR’s Marc Albert gives us a recap.

Marc Albert

  

FEMA has again increased the number of families it plans to house at a pop-up trailer park in south Chico.

 

First it was forty eight, then sixty four, now FEMA says they’re planning to house 82 families on the site, within the Hegan Lane Business Park. 

Noah Berger / AP Photo

Teams of specialists have begun matching fire survivors with all kinds of help they might have been unaware of and assisting survivors though depression, crisis and navigating FEMA paperwork.

Kathleen Ronayne / AP Photo

Weighing urgent housing needs against long term impacts, supervisors in Butte County sought middle ground and answers for those evicted by the Camp Fire inferno. 

Kathleen Ronayne / AP Photo

FEMA trailers, marijuana and emergency shelter all figured large at Tuesday night’s Chico City Council meeting.