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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...

Fire-Damaged Septic Systems and Wells May Be Eligible for Assistance

Posted on January 3, 2019

California residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the November wildfires in Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura counties, may be able to get help paying for some household repairs not usually covered by insurance. Repair or replacement of fire-damaged septic systems and wells may be eligible for grants from the Individual and Households Program...

Town of Paradise Services at Town Hall

Posted on December 31, 2018

As of 1-2-19, Town of Paradise Septic Department will begin limited services at the Town Hall location in Paradise. Citizens will be able to obtain their septic records. When will Town Hall be open? Starting on Wednesday January 2, 2019, the Septic Department in Town Hall will be staffed to make available septic records from...

Drive-thru water distribution site opens for PID Customers

Posted on December 27, 2018

Paradise Irrigation District customers residing in Paradise will receive bottled drinking water starting Friday, December 28th. PID Customers can visit the Drive-thru water distribution site at the District office located at 6332 Clark Road and pick up one case of water per day for their household between 10 am and 2 pm Monday through Friday....

Public Meeting to Discuss Proposed Oroville Temporary Debris Handling Facility

Posted on December 21, 2018

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a public meeting to discuss the proposed debris handling facility in Oroville and answer questions. When: Thursday, December 27, 2018, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Where: State Theatre, 1489 Myers...

Paradise Irrigation District (PID) advises bottled water only for drinking, cooking and brushing teeth

Posted on December 20, 2018

Wildland Fires have the potential to cause certain contaminants to be present within communities that have been impacted. Paradise Irrigation District’s top priority is the health and safety of our customers and therefore the quality of the water that we deliver to them. In an abundance of caution, the District, along with the CA Division...

Camp Fire Evacuees Asked to Resume Care of Animals Sheltering in Place

Posted on December 17, 2018

Animal rescue field groups from Butte County Animal Control (BCAC) and North Valley Animal Disaster Group (NVADG) have been providing feed and care to animals sheltering in place within the fire affected areas. Now that evacuation orders have been lifted, owners returning to the area are asked to assume feeding and care of their animals....

All Remaining Evacuation Orders Lifted for the Camp Fire Area

Posted on December 15, 2018

On, Saturday 12/15/2018 beginning at 9:00 AM, all remaining evacuation orders for the Town of Paradise (Zones 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13) and the unincorporated area of Butte County (Morgan Ridge B Zone) will be lifted for residents only for 24 hours. Residents will need to show identification...

Target Date for Closure Announced for Temporary Animal Shelters

Posted on December 13, 2018

Butte County Animal Control (BCAC) has announced a transition plan and target date for closure of the temporary animal shelters that were established for the Camp Fire on November 8, 2018. The target date for closure of the animal shelters is Friday, January 4th. Reunification specialists available to assist animal owners identify long-term sheltering. Understandably,...

Community Meetings Set to Inform Property Owners about Fire Debris Removal

Posted on December 8, 2018

The Town of Paradise and Butte County are partnering with state and federal agencies to host community meetings for property owners to learn about the Consolidated Debris Removal Program. December 13, 2018 State Theater, 1489 Myers Street in Oroville Meetings starts at 6:30 pm December 17, 2018 Calvary Chapel Church, 1888 Springfield Drive in Chico...

Right-of-Entry (ROE) Center Opens Monday for Debris Removal Program

Posted on December 7, 2018

A Right-of-Entry (ROE) Center will open Monday, December 10 at 202 Mira Loma Drive in Oroville for property owners to hand in ROE forms and ask questions about the debris removal program. The ROE Center will be open Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Property owners may also call the ROE Center directly...

New Operating Hours at Disaster Recovery Centers Start Sunday

Posted on December 5, 2018

Starting this Sunday, December 9, the Disaster Recovery Centers will be closed on Sundays and have new hours Monday through Saturday, open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Disaster Recovery Centers in Chico and Oroville remain available for residents to connect with resources needed to recover and rebuild. Local, state, and federal agencies along with...
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