Mental health specialists working in the area of the deadly Camp Fire are seeing a second wave of trauma from survivors. But counseling services are in short supply.(Image credit: Michelle Wiley/KQED)
Six months ago, California’s deadliest wildfire almost completely destroyed the town of Paradise. Survivors are still struggling to find places to live in a region with a chronic housing shortage.(Image credit: Meredith Rizzo/NPR)
People who survived the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history were told this week that they cannot camp out or park RVs on their destroyed properties. They must keep waiting.(Image credit: Kirk Siegler/NPR)
by Gina Martinez – TIME
After losing their home to California’s deadliest wildfire, one couple had an unexpected reunion with their loyal pet.
K9 Paw Print Rescue, a non-profit, Bay Area-based animal rescue group, said on Facebook this week that the couple returned to the site of their lost home in Paradise, Calif., and their beloved dog Madison was there as well.
“They hoped and prayed he would be OK,” the group posted. “When they finally got clearance to go back to the lot where their house once stood… Madison was waiting there for them as if he were protecting his former home. Never give up!”
Read the full heartwarming article from TIME here.
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Trump officials accused of using deadly wildfires to boost logging
The Los Angeles Times’ Wally Skalij discusses how he made the often surreal images, and how covering wars in Iraq and Kosovo prepared him to cover mass shootings and other tragedies in the U.S.(Image credit: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
The entire town of 27,000 people was evacuated ahead of the wildfire in Northern California. The fire is the latest in a string of disastrous blazes to hit the state in the past year.(Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A President bullying people and a state in a time of utter disaster and devastation, blaming them for events that are beyond their control. Such cruelty and callous disregard for loss of life, property and dignity is totally un-presidential behaviour, yet sadly, such has seemingly become the norm for this administration.
by Timothy Cama – The Hill
President Trump is solidifying his opposition to California’s environmental policies, saying they are to blame for the state’s historic wildfires.
Trump initiated the spat on Sunday when he tweeted that the fires “are being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental laws,” which cause water to be “diverted into the Pacific Ocean,” and prevent trees from being cleared.
Read the full article from The Hill here.
(REDDING, Calif.) — An explosive wildfire tore through two small Northern California communities Thursday before reaching the city of Redding, killing a bulldozer operator on the fire lines, burning three firefighters, destroying dozens of homes and forcing thousands to flee. Scott McLean, a CalFire spokesman for the crews battling the blaze, said flames swept through…