Wildfire Recovery Update – July 19, 2019


In Northern California, the State’s Consolidated Debris Removal Operations continue progressing across Camp Fire impacted areas.

To date, 7,575 properties have been cleared of qualified ash and debris with more than 2.4 million tons removed throughout Butte County.

Here is a quick snapshot of the Camp Fire debris tonnage totals as of July 16, 2019:

Total Debris Removal for the Project Type of Waste
33,972 Tons of metals delivered/recycled
1,526,415 Tons of debris, ash, & soil disposed
467,867 Tons of concrete delivered/recycled
396,847 Tons of contaminated soil
0.00 Tons of vegetative material
2,425,101 Total Tons


The DROC Survivor Support Unit (SSU) is now able to provide a tentative timeframe, starting within a projected month for debris removal on individual properties, to survivors participating in the State program. This information is available to individual property owners upon request or by contacting the DROC. Survivors can find more information within the release recently posted, here.

Last week, Paradise Irrigation District (PID) officials and contracting partners held their third community meeting to update survivors and the local community on their draft water system recovery plan. Details of the plan, as well as additional information about the system’s recovery progress, can be found on PID’s website, here.

FEMA has approved more than $86 million in financial aid to over 8,000 owners and renters who qualified for assistance. The U.S. Small Business Administration has also approved more than $419 million in loans to businesses, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters recovering from the Camp, Woolsey and Hill fires.

In addition, FEMA is supporting more than 300 households with manufactured or temporary housing units (MHU/THU) using commercial site locations in Butte, Glenn, Lake, Sacramento, Shasta, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba Counties. The Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) program has assisted more than 637 households since the disaster. For more information relating to the temporary sites, please the Butte County Recovery website, here.  

Stay updated on Recovery progress across California, and other news, through the CalOES newsroom website, here.

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