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Deadline to Seek Federal DisasterAssistance Extended

Posted on November 24, 2020

  See FEMA Media Advisory for more information. Deadline to Seek Federal Disaster Assistance Extended SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The deadline to register for FEMA assistance has been extended for those impacted by the August Fires. WHO: Federal Emergency Management Agency WHAT: Individual Assistance registration deadline extension WHEN: Deadline to register is Dec. 11, 2020. WHERE:...

Tree Cutters Clear the Way for Camp Fire Recovery

Posted on November 17, 2020

Survivors of the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history moved a step closer to recovery this week as state-managed crews began clearing dead and dying trees from the burn scar of the 2018 Camp Fire. Read the Cal Recycle/Cal OES press release.

North Complex Fire Recovery Town Hall Meeting Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Tier Status Change

Posted on November 17, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 17, 2020 NORTH COMPLEX FIRE RECOVERY TOWN HALL MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 TIER STATUS CHANGE Oroville, Calif.— Due to potential widespread toxic exposures and threats to public health and environment in the aftermath of the North Complex Fire, property owners whose homes or other structures burned in the North Complex...

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Benefits

Posted on November 10, 2020

Californian's impacted by wildfires that started in August have until November 30, 2020 to file for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). The California Employment Development Department (EDD) administers these benefits which are available to workers, business owners, and self-employed individuals who lost their jobs or businesses, or had their work hours reduced due to the...

Butte County Opens North Complex Recovery Right-of-Entry Center and Information Line

Posted on November 4, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 4, 2020 BUTTE COUNTY OPENS NORTH COMPLEX RECOVERY RIGHT-OF-ENTRY CENTER AND INFORMATION LINE Oroville, Calif.—Property Owners whose homes or other structures burned in the North Complex Fire must sign up for Phase II Debris Removal. Property Owners can sign up for the Government Program by submitting a Right-of-Entry (ROE) form by...

American Red Cross Financial Assistance Application Deadline is Friday, November 6

Posted on November 2, 2020

American Red Cross Update North Complex Fire Survivors: The deadline to apply for financial assistance is Friday, November 6, 2020. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS, prompt #4 Assistance Lines are open weekdays 5am-6pm Saturday 5:30am-6pm Sunday 8am-4pm Whether you own or rent, if your home was destroyed or sustained major damage, you can call the American Red Cross...

Disaster CalFresh Food Benefits are Available

Posted on October 21, 2020

Disaster CalFresh food benefits are available. Even if you are not eligible for CalFresh food benefits, you may be eligible for Disaster CalFresh food benefits. You may be eligible for Disaster CalFresh food benefits if you lived or worked in Butte County September 7-October 6, and: Spent money because of the wildfire, including paying for...

Tips for Wildfire Survivors to Speed FEMA Assistance

Posted on October 21, 2020

Tips for Wildfire Survivors to Speed FEMA Assistance Completing an application for assistance starts the process for eligible wildfire survivors to receive FEMA monetary awards to help support you on your road to recovery. To keep the process on track, FEMA urges those who registered for help as part of the Aug. 22 major disaster...

STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES FORM WORKING GROUP TO ADDRESS WATERSHED CONCERNS WITHIN NORTH COMPLEX BURN SCAR IN BUTTE COUNTY

Posted on October 19, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2020 STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES FORM WORKING GROUP TO ADDRESS WATERSHED CONCERNS WITHIN NORTH COMPLEX BURN SCAR IN BUTTE COUNTY Butte County, Ca--At the request of Butte County, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has formed a Working Group with the help from the Central Valley Regional...

Wildfire Survivors Receive Remote FEMA Property Inspections

Posted on October 19, 2020

Before FEMA can issue any monetary awards to help wildfire survivors repair or replace damaged homes, the agency requires a home inspection. Until recently, these property inspections were conducted in-person. Due to COVID-19 and the need to protect the safety and health of disaster survivors and FEMA personnel, the inspections are now being done over...

BUTTE COUNTY EXPANDS DISASTER RECOVERY WEBSITE TO INCLUDE NORTH COMPLEX RECOVERY INFORMATION

Posted on October 16, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2020 BUTTE COUNTY EXPANDS DISASTER RECOVERY WEBSITE TO INCLUDE NORTH COMPLEX RECOVERY INFORMATION Butte County—In an ongoing effort to provide disaster recovery information to Butte County residents, the Butte County Recovers website, www.ButteCountyRecovers.org, has been expanded to include North Complex Recovery Information. Information specific to North Complex Recovery can be...

ANIMAL SHELTERS TO CLOSE ON OCTOBER 23, 2020-BUTTE COUNTY RESIDENTS IMPACTED BY THE NORTH COMPLEX FIRES ARE ENCOURAGED TO RECLAIM THEIR PETS

Posted on October 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2020 ANIMAL SHELTERS TO CLOSE ON OCTOBER 23, 2020-BUTTE COUNTY RESIDENTS IMPACTED BY THE NORTH COMPLEX FIRES ARE ENCOURAGED TO RECLAIM THEIR PETS Butte County – Since September 9th, Butte County Animal Control and North Valley Animal Disaster Group has sheltered over 590 large and small animals and provided care...

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL TO BEGIN ASSESSMENT AND REMOVAL OF HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUSE WASTE AND BULK ASBESTOS FROM BURNED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES

Posted on October 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 5, 2020 CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL TO BEGIN ASSESSMENT AND REMOVAL OF HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUSE WASTE AND BULK ASBESTOS FROM BURNED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES Butte County—On October 5, 2020 the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will begin the Phase 1 Assessments of residential properties destroyed in the North Complex...

Butte County Library Computer Access Available to Residents Impacted by The North Complex Fire

Posted on October 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2020 BUTTE COUNTY LIBRARY COMPUTER ACCESS AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS IMPACTED BY THE NORTH COMPLEX WEST ZONE FIRE Butte County, Calif.— In an effort to assist residents impacted by the North Complex West Zone Fire, the Butte County Library will offer computer access to survivors beginning Wednesday, September 23. All library...

Available Damage Maps

Posted on October 5, 2020

Online Structure Damage Map Cal Fire has released a map of properties damaged and destroyed within the North Complex West Zone Fire. View the Online Structure Damage Map. Rapid Response Drone Imagery On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, the teams arrived in Butte County and immediately began capturing video and photos of the areas affected, based on...

FEMA APPROVES PUBLIC ASSISTANCE FUNDING FOR TREES ROOTED ON PRIVATE PROPERTY THAT MAY FALL ON ELIGIBLE PRIVATE ROADWAYS

Posted on March 11, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 4, 2020 FEMA APPROVES PUBLIC ASSISTANCE FUNDING FOR TREES ROOTED ON PRIVATE PROPERTY THAT MAY FALL ON ELIGIBLE PRIVATE ROADWAYS OROVILLE, Calif. – Butte County and the Town of Paradise recently received notification that FEMA approved public assistance funding for the removal of Hazard Trees rooted on private property that are...

County to Accept Tree Removal Right-of-Entry Forms and Inspection Access Forms Through February 21, 2020

Posted on January 22, 2020

County to Accept Tree Removal Right-of-Entry Forms and Inspection Access Forms Through February 21, 2020 OROVILLE, Calif. –Butte County and the Town of Paradise require property owners to remove Hazard Trees burned by the Camp Fire. A Hazard Tree is any tree burned by the Camp Fire that poses a threat to fall on the...

BUTTE COUNTY AND TOWN OF PARADISE SEND LETTERS TO PROPERTY OWNERS REGARDING HAZARD TREE REMOVAL PROGRAM

Posted on November 20, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2019 BUTTE COUNTY AND TOWN OF PARADISE SEND LETTERS TO PROPERTY OWNERS REGARDING HAZARD TREE REMOVAL PROGRAM Oroville, Ca— The Camp Fire recovery process continues to move forward as debris removal programs near completion and hazard tree removal programs begin. Butte County and the Town of Paradise recently mailed letters...

Tree Right-of-Entry (ROE) Centers to Open for Tree Removal Program, Community Meetings Scheduled

Posted on October 24, 2019

Tree Right-of-Entry (ROE) Centers to Open for Tree Removal Program, Community Meetings Scheduled   OROVILLE, Calif. – The Paradise Town Council and the Butte County Board of Supervisors passed ordinances today requiring the removal of hazard trees damaged by the Camp Fire from private property that may fall into public roadways. Property owners may enter...

Hazard Tree Removal Program Approved for Trees on Private Property that may Fall on Public Roads

Posted on September 25, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2019 Hazard Tree Removal Program Approved for Trees on Private Property that may Fall on Public Roads OROVILLE, Calif. – Butte County and the Town of Paradise requested public assistance funds to remove burnt, hazard trees on private property that could fall and affect roads and living areas. The request...
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