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Camp Fire Debris Cleanup Hits Hurdle

Apr 18, 2019
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The deadline to sign up for the state’s debris removal program passed earlier this week. Roughly 500 people still have not signed up to get debris removed from their property. Butte County officials are now considering gaining access to people’s homes through more extreme measures, as KQED’s Sonja Hutson reports.

Priorities Named As Paradise Plots Re-Birth

Apr 17, 2019
Marc Albert

 

Paradise residents, many determined to return home, gathered at the Paradise Alliance Church Tuesday evening, where they weighed in on the Camp Fire recovery plans.

 

Adventist Health Opens New Cancer Center In Chico

Apr 4, 2019
Photo used courtesy of Adventist Health

The Camp Fire destroyed nearly everything in its path that day in November, 2018 including most of the town’s hospital. Adventist Health is now scattered throughout the county. For months staff of its previous cancer center have had to drive hours to visit patients who have been displaced. But now, they’ll be able to see those patients in Chico, as a new Adventist Health Cancer Care Center has just opened.

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Climate change is a topic that is increasingly becoming part of the discussion about rebuilding Paradise – and last week it was a large focus, as Chico State held its annual This Way To Sustainability Conference. NSPR’s Dave Schlom interviewed four survivors of the Camp and Carr fires – Susan Dobra, Chelsea West, Melissa Darnell and Luigi Balsamo – during the panel.

 

Noah Berger / AP Photo

While nonprofits and government organizations have largely been highlighted as places where those who have been displaced can get help, the Paradise community itself has been greatly involved in connecting their friends and neighbors to resources.

Noah Berger / AP Photo

Over the last few months you’ve been asking a lot of questions about insurance – questions like: “Are there areas and properties in Paradise that will be uninsurable because of high fire danger risk?” and “If we rebuild, will anyone insure us and for how much?” We’re working to find specific answers to these questions, but have been in contact with an organization that can provide, direct individualized help with your insurance questions. NSPR’s Nicole Camarda spoke with Amy Bach, the executive director of United Policyholders, which holds insurance claim workshops to help Camp Fire survivors.

 

After Paradise: Week 21

Apr 4, 2019

Tonight on “After Paradise” it’s been 21 weeks since the Camp Fire started. We hear from a doctor at Adventist Health who tells us about the hospital’s new Cancer Care Center in Chico, we hear about a group who’s meeting to give Camp Fire survivors support and to discuss redesigning Paradise, and we hear from survivors of the Camp and Carr fires about whether or not their perspectives have changed on climate change after the fires.

Noah Berger / AP Photo

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials were struggling Wednesday to find ways for homeowners to afford insurance in fire-prone areas of California and for utilities to survive liability from devastating wildfires that threaten to worsen with climate change.

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Fiesta Taco Trailer used to sit outside of Whitewater Saloon in Paradise, until the saloon was destroyed by the Camp Fire. The taco trailer was spared and is now back on the Ridge. We’ve been speaking with people who have returned to Paradise either to live or work to see how they’re coping.

 

Screenshot Google Maps

 

This question came from Kelly Minton in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Before I even begin to answer it, if you’ve never heard of or used the Street View on Google Maps, it’s a feature that makes you feel as if you’re standing in a street and allows you to take a 360-degree look around a neighborhood.

 

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