Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire community of Butte County as continue the rebuilding process in the wake of the Camp Fire. The health and safety of our neighbors and visitors is our top concern, and we want to ensure our community and those visiting the area have the most up-to-date information, in accordance with the appropriate authority’s direction.
July 11, 2019
- The Town Council meeting on Tuesday July 9 th was full of important updates from our recovery partners. You can watch the meeting online.
- According to Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District (BCMVCD), residents and visitors to Paradise should use mosquito repellent that includes DEET. For more information about mosquitoes, or to report a mosquito breeding area, please visit http://www.bcmvcd.com/.
- Paradise Irrigation District has lifted their no-drink advisory on 41 properties so far. They are having a community meeting to talk about their process and timelines in more detail on Monday July15th at 6pm at the Paradise Alliance Church – 6491 Clark Rd.
- Paradise Unified School District is busy with preparations for their move back to the ridge for the first day of school on August 15th . They are cleaning, painting and putting new furniture in their classrooms to make sure the kids have a nice place to return to.
- The Town will start holding Community meetings on the first Tuesday of each month. This meeting will be dedicated to updates from our local agencies like PID and PUSD and give the community a venue to hear information from each agency directly. The first meeting will be on August 6th at 6pm at Paradise Alliance Church 6491 Clark Rd.
- The makeitparadise.org is currently under “construction” due to updates coming that will include a go-to guide to the rebuilding process to help residents and contractors. Stay tuned for more information!
- Reminder: Any business operating in Paradise is required to obtain a business license.
June 26, 2019
- Currently, 151 crews are working on debris removal. Each crew makes between 10 and 20 trips per day hauling debris. That means there are between 1,500 and 3,000 trips made in and out of Paradise by debris removal trucks for the state program every day!
- Clark Road Laundromat is now open! 5837 Clark Rd.
- There are 171 businesses open on the ridge according to the Paradise Chamber of Commerce
- On Sat. June 29 from 10am-4pm, there will be a Home Builders Resource Expo at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. There, those planning to or even just thinking about rebuilding will find:
- Informational booths from the Town of Paradise Building Department, Butte County, Cal OES, Paradise Irrigation District, Zone Captains and more
- Over 90 vendors on hand to share information about building materials and techniques, manufactures homes, modular homes, stick built homes, and concrete, and financing
- Classes and educational sessions will be available on subjects like how to choose a contractor, avoiding scams, financing help etc.
June 19, 2019
- The State of California is bringing in additional resources to close the gap between the number properties that have been cleared of debris, and those that have been certified clean through soil testing. Final clearance of properties has been slow, and the State will address that through additional teams to speed up the soil testing and clearance process.
- The Elk’s Lodge’s Grand opening is on June 21st at 1084 Ewald from 5-9pm. Join the festivities: Music, food trucks and everyone welcome!
- Residents need to continue to prepare their houses for future power shutdowns going into the summer months. Those using a generator need to please remember to keep all flammable materials away from the unit.
- Learn more about PG&E’s Community Wildfire Safety Program here
- Sign up for outage notifications here
- Long Term Recovery: What’s Next: On June 25th, UDA will give their final presentation on the recovery vision, which includes 40 recovery projects identified through the visioning process. Find out more about the recovery projects and give your input through our online survey
- ICYMI: On June 18th, the Town of Paradise announced that it and PG&E have accepted a mediator’s proposal of $270 million to resolve the Town’s Camp Fire claims, resulting from the 2018 Camp Fire. The Mediator’s proposal is exclusive of and does not affect the claims of any residents, individuals, or businesses.
- The Home Builders Resource Expo Exhibitor Registration is coming up. Details can be found here.
Support & Aid
- Local Resources
- Butte County Recovers – The official website for Camp Fire response and recovery
- Camp Fire Evacuation/Repopulation Map
- B-Line for bus routes and getting around
- Disaster Case Management Services (for help with goods like clothing, household goods, toiletries, food, fans, etc.)
- Located at the Butte County Employment Center
- 2445 Carmichael Dr. in Chico, Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm
- (855) 742-599
- FEMA Information
- To apply for assistance
- Disasterassistance.gov (you can find assistance, apply online and check your status)
- To apply for assistance
- Small Business Association Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC)
- The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.
- Visit the SBA website for more information and to apply.
- DLOC in Chico:
- St. John's Episcopal Church
- 2341 Floral Ave., Chico CA 95926
- Tues.-Sat. 9am-5:30pm
- No appointment necessary
- The 3CORE Camp Fire Relief Business Assistance Fund offers seed grants (up to $5,000) and micro-loans (up to $25,000) for affected businesses.
Health & Safety
- Disaster Distress Helpline
- Call 1.800.985.5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor or visit DisasterDistress.samhsa.gov
- The helpline is Toll-free, multilingual, confidential, and available to all residents in the United States and its territories
- For those who have received permission to enter the evacuated areas, please be prepared. Health & Safety information
- Stay safe as you return to your home with tips from CalFire