One of the big challenges right now is trying to find a safe and comfortable place to put the
survivors of the campfire those who have been displaced
Well, the Peskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians has donated twelve spaces here at the RV Park at Rolling Hills.
Placement of these new trailers is nearly complete. These are the first to be installed close to the area of devastation in Butte County.
Rolling Hills Casino in Corning – neighbor helping neighbor.
A dozen RVs — future homes to Camp Fire survivors.
Ryan Buras/FEMA: So what you see today is 12 units that were installed and it’s a very
Small set up, right. But the amount of work that goes in just to get those 12 units
secured is immense.
Now multiply this times a thousand for the Camp Fire need alone. Almost
13,000 properties were destroyed by the wildfire.
Finding housing solutions for those survivors is a top priority for both Cal OES and its federal recovery partner FEMA.
Every possible solution is being considered. Tina Curry / Cal OES: You know again whether it’s a state property
There are fairgrounds that are that are managed by the state there are parcels of land
There are parks that are managed by state
All those things are put on the table and where we can make a fit
Cal OES can step in and help leverage that, help FEMA make those connections.
These aren’t your typical FEMA trailers — it’s just one lesson learned during the Hurricane Katrina recovery.
Contractor: “This one has bunks…” These are travel trailers the same ones you might buy for your family camping trips.
They offer creature comforts that will help make a difficult situation a little more bearable.
Whole community, making sure there’s a television a sofa making sure there’s pots and pans in the unit.
But the units are a lot nicer as as you can tell. Everyone is connected to water
electricity and sewer. And FEMA bought each one from California retailers,
keeping money in the local economy.
The final steps are literally in the works.
So the goal is to have all of these trailers move-in ready
by Christmas, and as of right now, pending any further inspections, they will be.
Reporting at RV Park at Rolling Hills, Shawn Boyd for OES News.com.