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HELP AVAILABLE FOR SURVIVORS OF CALIFORNIA 2018 FIRE DISASTERS

Posted on July 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO- A newly launched assistance program offers help for people who need resources to recover from the wildfire disasters that struck late in 2018. The Disaster Case Management Program (DCMP) is working to connect fire survivors with resources to help them recover. Trained case managers can help disaster survivors find assistance with food, clothing, health...

Weekly Recovery Statistics for June 17, 2019

Posted on June 18, 2019

Each week Butte County and FEMA are providing updated statistics concerning a wide range of categories of recovery information. Click here: Butte County Recovery Statistics for June 17, 2019 Click here: FEMA Recovery Statistics for June 17, 2019 You can find previous weekly reports by clicking here.

CalOES and FEMA Issue Two Additional Myth vs Fact Sheets

Posted on June 6, 2019

Click the links below to read the most recent  Myth vs. Fact sheets. California Wildfires Myth vs. Fact III California Wildfires Myth vs. Fact IV

Update: Wildfire Survivors Can Get Assistance for Unmet Disaster-Related Needs

Posted on June 6, 2019

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Immediate Disaster Case Management (IDCM) is a federal program that assists disaster survivors with resources they may not realize are available. The program pairs non-profit resources with one-on-one case management. It is being offered at four locations next week across Butte County. Please note, the Butte County Employment Center is a...

CalOES and FEMA issue Second California Fire Response Fact vs. Myth Sheet

Posted on May 17, 2019

California Wildfires Myth vs. Fact II Click Here for Printable Version When disaster strikes, some will try to take advantage of the most vulnerable. To dispel some of the rumors circulating on the internet and social media about recovery efforts following the 2018 California Wildfires, FEMA is addressing the most common and reoccurring themes: MYTH:...

Wildfire Survivors Can Get Assistance for Unmet Disaster-Related Needs

Posted on May 10, 2019

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Immediate Disaster Case Management (IDCM) is a federal program that assists disaster survivors with resources they may not realize are available. The program pairs non-profit resources with one-on-one case management. It is being offered at four locations next week across Butte County. Please note, the Butte County Employment Center is a...

CalOES and FEMA issue California Fire Response Fact vs. Myth Sheet

Posted on May 6, 2019

California Wildfires Fact vs. Myth When disaster strikes, some will try to take advantage of the most vulnerable. To dispel some of the rumors circulating on the internet and social media about recovery efforts following the 2018 California Wildfires, FEMA is addressing the most common and reoccurring themes: MYTH: FEMA will repair private roads in...

PG&E Increases Energy Efficiency Incentives for Customers Rebuilding after Wildfires

Posted on April 9, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced it will increase financial incentives for energy-efficient construction practices in homes or businesses rebuilt after a wildfire. Customers participating in the Advanced Energy Rebuild initiative will receive incentives to adopt building practices now that will become required for all new construction in 2020. The...

Paradise Issues First Re-Build Permit

Posted on March 28, 2019

Paradise Issues First Re-Build Permit Thursday March 28, 2019 PARADISE CA - A major milestone in recovery after the Camp Fire is being reached this week, as the Town of Paradise prepares to issue its first building permit after the November 8, 2018 Camp Fire. On Thursday March 28, 2019, the Town of Paradise Building...

Courtesy Notices Issued to Property Owners in Violation of Local Fire Debris Removal Codes

Posted on March 21, 2019

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – Butte County and the Town of Paradise mailed Courtesy Notices to property owners who have not signed up for debris removal to encourage them to comply with local codes and enter one of the debris removal programs. Failure to participate in a debris removal program is a violation of local code...

Butte County Health Officer Issues Water Quality Advisory for Residents in Burn Affected Areas

Posted on March 19, 2019

The Butte County Health Officer, Dr. Andy Miller, has issued a water quality advisory for people living in the Camp Fire affected areas and urges people not to drink or boil tap water. Information from water authorities indicates the possibility that contamination may be present in home plumbing systems, and therefore, residents should not rely...

Camp Fire Debris Removal Set to Resume March 18

Posted on March 15, 2019

Cal OES - Wildfire debris removal crews in Butte County will resume Camp Fire cleanup operations on March 18 following a temporary demobilization due to wet weather. The Camp Fire Incident Management Team reassessed site conditions and determined 80 debris removal crews, consisting of three to five workers each, could safely restart work Monday on...

County to Offer Immediate Disaster Case Management (IDCM) Services for Camp Fire Survivors

Posted on March 8, 2019

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – Immediate Disaster Case Management (IDCM) services are now available for those affected by the Camp Fire. Through a partnership with the Administration for Children and Families, Case Managers are available to support and assist survivors with disaster-related unmet needs through a variety of resources and agency partnerships.   Case Managers can...

SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center in the Former Sears Building to Relocate

Posted on March 7, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. –Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA will relocate its Chico outreach center from the former Sears building to the St. John’s Episcopal Church on Tuesday, March 12. “SBA opened the center to provide personalized assistance to California businesses and residents affected...

County and California State Parks Provide Temporary Housing to Camp Fire Survivors at Lake Oroville’s Lime Saddle Campground

Posted on February 28, 2019

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – Butte County and California State Parks announced today a partnership to aide Camp Fire survivors. State Parks granted Butte County temporary use of Lake Oroville’s State Recreation Area Lime Saddle Campground to serve as a temporary RV Park to house fire survivors. The county will provide water service and wastewater pumping...

Adjusted Property Tax Bills Issued to Property Owners Affected by the Camp Fire

Posted on February 28, 2019

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – The Butte County Treasurer-Tax Collector is beginning to mail revised tax bills to property owners affected by the Camp Fire. Property owners will find adjustments to their taxes based on property reassessments completed by the Butte County Assessor’s Office. These adjustments reflect property values from November 1, 2018 through June 30,...

County to Accept Applications for Alternative Fire Debris Removal Program through March 15

Posted on February 28, 2019

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – Property Owners must sign up for Phase II fire debris removal if their homes, businesses, or other structures that are 120 square feet or greater burned in the Camp Fire. Butte County and the Town of Paradise have heard from Camp Fire survivors and contractors that they need more time to...

Chico and Paradise Disaster Recovery Centers to Close March 1

Posted on February 26, 2019

The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) presently operated by the State of California and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Chico and Paradise will cease operating at the close of business Friday, March 1. The Chico DRC is located at the Chico Mall in the Former Sears Building at 1982 E. 20th St., Chico, CA...

Environmental Health Issues Guidelines for Business Planning to open in the Camp Fire Affected Areas

Posted on February 15, 2019

Businesses planning on re-opening in the fire affected area who will be installing temporary water systems, including water tanks and hauling water, must contact Butte County Environmental Health prior to opening. Environmental Health must verify that the system is properly installed and that there is a system in place for ongoing water quality monitoring. For...

Chico and Paradise Disaster Recovery Centers to Change Operating Hours

Posted on February 12, 2019

Operating hours of the two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Butte County will change starting Saturday, Feb. 16. The new hours of operation will be: Creative Learning Center 1080 Ewald Ct. Paradise, CA 95969 Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Saturdays and Sundays Closed on President’s Day (2/18) Chico Mall – Former...
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