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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...

Oroville Disaster Recovery Center to Close February 8th, 2019

Posted on February 5, 2019

Click here for the press release in English and Spanish - Oroville Disaster Recovery Center to Close February 8 SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of California will permanently close the Oroville Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Disaster Recovery Centers in Paradise and...

Butte County Board to Hold Special Meeting to Amend Temporary Housing Regulations in the Camp Fire Burn Area

Posted on February 1, 2019

The County has worked in partnership with the Town of Paradise, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) since the Camp Fire to help provide housing options for residents displaced by the fire. The County Board of Supervisors took immediate action by passing urgency ordinances for housing...

County to Accept Right-of-Entry Forms for Government Debris Removal Program through February 15

Posted on January 31, 2019

Property Owners must sign up for fire debris removal if their homes, businesses, or other structures that are 120 square feet or greater burned in the Camp Fire. The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Butte County and the Town of Paradise have heard from Camp Fire survivors that they need more time to make decisions...

HOLDING PERIOD TO BE LIFTED FOR DOMESTIC AND LIVESTOCK CAMP FIRE SHELTER ANIMALS

Posted on January 14, 2019

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – The hold period for livestock animals located at the Gridley large animal shelter will be lifted on January 17, 2019. The hold period for domestic animals considered lost from the Camp Fire that were transitioned out of the Butte County emergency animals shelters to smaller brick and mortar shelters will be...

All Property Owners with Structures Burned by the Camp Fire Reminded to Register for Debris Removal Program

Posted on January 9, 2019

Property Owners whose homes, businesses, or other structures burned in the Camp Fire must sign up for Phase II debris removal. Property owners can sign up for the Government Program by submitting a Right-of-Entry form by January 31, 2019. Property owners who choose to hire a private contractor and consultants(s) must sign up for the...

National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Watch

Posted on January 4, 2019

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch from 5 am Saturday to noon on Sunday. Snow is expected at elevations above 3,500 feet, including the north eastern section of Butte County. People traveling in mountain areas may experience significant reductions in visibility and are advised to carry chains and expect travel delays....

High Winds May Cause Tree Hazards in Burn Area

Posted on January 4, 2019

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the northern Sacramento Valley and surrounding foothills on Saturday. Jan. 5, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., with sustained winds reaching 25 - 30 mph, and wind gusts of up to 50 mph. These high winds may cause tree hazards in areas affected by the...
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