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Six months since the Camp Fire struck, officials in Butte County told KQED's Michelle Wiley that some students are experiencing the same mental health issues they had just after the fire. And they need more counselors to support them.

Pamela Beeman had been retired for five years when she got the call from Butte County.

 

Weekly Update: Town Of Paradise, Butte County, CalOES, FEMA

May 2, 2019
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.

After Paradise: Week 25

May 2, 2019


Tonight on “After Paradise” it’s been 25 weeks since the Camp Fire started.

We first get our regular update from Butte County, the Town of Paradise, FEMA and CalOES. We also go to Paradise and hear from residents who celebrated Gold Nugget Days over the weekend. The annual tradition was held Saturday for the first time since the Camp Fire.

 

We also answer many of your questions — about Phase Two debris removal, how FEMA makes decisions about who gets housing and why so many trees are being cut down on the ridge.

On this episode, Dave interviews Hayley Dieckmann, one of the team of veterinarians from the University of California at Davis Emergency Veterinary Response Team that helped treat animals rescued from the catastrophic Camp Fire that virtually destroyed the town of Paradise, California as well as surrounding communities that were severely impacted by the fire.

Dieckmann shares her experiences treating large animals like horses and explains how the UC Davis team responds to emergency situations like catastrophic wild fires. The third year veterinary student also gives some important insights into what it takes to take dreams of being a veterinarian into the realm of reality.

Fire Safety, Escape Routes Top Paradise List

Apr 19, 2019
Marc Albert

Future visions of the town of Paradise were unveiled before the public yesterday and locals had a chance to rank, comment and critique reconstruction concepts advanced by residents.

 

After Paradise: Week 23

Apr 18, 2019

Tonight on “After Paradise” it’s been 23 weeks since the Camp Fire started. In this episode, we hear the latest on PG&E, debris removal and the redesign of Paradise. We also hear from residents rebuilding in Coffey Park — a community in Santa Rosa that was destroyed in the Tubbs Fire a year-and-a-half ago. We also take a look at homelessness after the Camp Fire, and hear a story about the Helltown Hotshots – four men who stayed behind to help save their community.

 

Helltown Hotshots

Apr 18, 2019
Matt Fidler

The Camp Fire destroyed nearly everything in its path, but in the community of Helltown a few of the community’s icons were spared. That’s thanks to four friends who stayed behind and battled the fire. We now turn to independent producer Matt Fidler who learned the details of why the Centerville Museum and old school house are still standing.

Lisa Scheer / Flickr Creative Commons

We’ve been following the fire’s effects on homelessness, and spring is usually an important time for those providing shelter services. For many counties across California, spring means the numbers from the 2019 homeless Point-in-Time count are starting to roll in. But not in Butte County, which had to delay its count due to the deadly Camp Fire. KQED’s Michelle Wiley reports.

 

Adia White

It’s hard to know what the new Paradise will be once it’s rebuilt and to know how many people will stay. For some possible insight we turn to a place that’s a year ahead in its fire recovery efforts.

 

More Meetings Underway As Paradise Plans Rebuild

Apr 18, 2019
Marc Albert

Today, those determined to return home are gathering to talk about reconstruction the town. But many residents also met earlier this week at Paradise Alliance Church to weigh in on recovery plans. NSPR’s Marc Albert has more on both meetings.

 

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