Why the Cleanup From California’s Camp Fire Could Hit a Major Roadblock. A potential problem has emerged: Nearly half of the property owners in the hill country around Paradise have not given the government permission to enter their properties to do the work.
Preliminary cleanup has already begun for what may be a $2 billion-plus effort, said to be the largest and costliest in state history. The main work, involving a complete scraping and clearing of burned-out properties, is scheduled to begin later this week.
Insurance companies are more pro-active than many of us would have guessed. See: Technology shapes insurance companies’ response to wildfires
From the NYTimes: In a Warming California, a Future of More Fire. The recent cycle of drought and deluge in California led to major fire risk. Climate change makes that cycle worse.
Some Personal Preparedness Advice: Fleeing the California Wildfires: What to Take and When to Evacuate
From CNN, this account of the fire protection measures in place at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles: Getty Museum says it’s ‘safest place’ for art if fires threaten
Here is an analysis of the program made and resilience shown in Fort Murray. See:
Fort McMurray By The Numbers One Year After The Wildfire