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Tropical Storm Hilary brings severe mudslides to McKinney Fire burn scar
Tropical storms this summer brought flash floods to Siskiyou County, where last year the McKinney Fire killed four people and destroyed more than a hundred homes. Also, today’s storm could mean the end of fire season in northern California, and Glenn County will be testing its emergency alert system on Thursday.
Chico City Council approves new housing plan
The Chico City Council this week unanimously approved the newest plan to advance the city’s housing and living conditions over the next several years. Also, the city of Redding has stepped in as administrator of the NorCal Continuum of Care after Shasta County officials announced they would be terminating their responsibilities to the organization, and a celebration and mural dedication will take place in Chico tomorrow in honor of Deaf Awareness Month.
News outlets, other groups call on Shasta County to revoke illegal public records fees
The Shasta County Board of Supervisors is facing a potential lawsuit for illegally imposing fines on public record access. This is from the First Amendment Coalition and the American Civil Liberties Union, alongside local news outlets Redding Record Searchlight and Shasta Scout. Also, more than 1,000 Tehama County residents are without power this morning after PG&E shut offs due to critical fire weather conditions, and the Chico Police Department is warning residents about a new phone scam.
Could evictions by Butte County hurt the health of Bear Fire survivors? Experts say yes.
At the end of the year, it could be illegal for survivors of the Bear Fire or North Complex, to live in RVs if they aren’t actively rebuilding. Experts say the stress of possible evictions could hurt survivors’ health. Also, PG&E could be shutting off power to more than 4,000 customers in the northern Sacramento Valley and surrounding foothills due to critical fire weather conditions, and Plumas County has replaced its CodeRED emergency alert system with a new one called Genasys Emergency Management (GEM).
Are the North State’s recent earthquakes cause for concern?
There’s been a spate of magnitude 5 earthquakes in the North State in the last few months. We asked an expert what these recent quakes mean and if the region is becoming more seismically active. Also, protests over Chico’s divisive Valley’s Edge plan are expected outside the Chico City Council chambers today as council members discuss several housing matters, and a controlled burn is scheduled in Shasta County tomorrow between the communities of Shingletown and Whitmore.
Plumas supervisors to vote on measure that would make building certain homes easier, cheaper
The Plumas County Board of Supervisors will vote tomorrow on a measure that would make building homes for fire survivors easier and cheaper. Also, a mosquito-borne disease called St. Louis encephalitis virus has been detected in Shasta County for the first time in 50 years, and more than 1,600 residents of Greenville and Crescent Mills will be without power today and tomorrow.