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What You Need to Know: Jan. 9

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Jan. 9, 2019.

Posted: Jan 9, 2019 9:05 AM

Camp Fire Considered World's Most Expensive Natural Disaster of 2018

The Camp Fire is now considered the world's costliest natural disaster of 2018. That comes from German insurance company Munich Ree. It says the financial loss was $16.5 billion. 

Rebuilding Businesses: Free Course Offered at Butte College

Wednesday, business owners rebuilding after the Camp Fire can attend a free course at Butte College. The first of a four-week series starts at 8:30 a.m. this morning at the school's Small Business Development Center in Chico. Those interested must register to attend. 

Businesses and Non-Profits Approved for Disaster Assistance 

In Shasta County, following the Carr Fire, the U.S. Small Business Administration says 38 businesses and non-profits have been approved for more than $2 million in disaster assistance loans to help in the rebuilding process. 

Cal Fire Holds Forestry Meeting

Wednesday, Cal Fire's statewide biologist is in Redding to talk about preventing wildfire through forestry. The presentation is at 7 p.m. at One Safe Place Shasta in Redding. 

Benzene Contaminants Found in Paradise Water Supply

If you're a customer of Paradise Irrigation District, do not use the water. The EPA says the water has tested positive from Benzene from Camp Fire runoff. Do not try to treat or boil the water yourself, as that will not make the water safe. 

Chico Police Searching for Multiple Suspects in Armed Robbery Spree

Chico police say they are searching for more than one suspect in a string for four armed robberies over the past week. Police are also taking a look at robbery investigations over the past month to see if any are related. 

Center of Hope Project Approved in Redding

The Redding Planning Commission approved the Hill Country Wellness Center's Center of Hope project on Churn Creek Road. It was controversial due to its location near Redding's Adventist Academy. The commission says a fence or wall must be built between the locations in order to move forward. 

Rain Causes Flooding on Roads in Butte County

Rain is causing flooding on Highway 99 near Keefer Road in north Chico. The road is not closed, but CHP officers are on hand to make sure drivers are being cautious. Officers say the water in the area is not expected to drain any time soon, even if the rain dies down. 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3554629

Reported Deaths: 51395
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles118754221106
Riverside2891853749
San Bernardino2853342673
Orange2603483889
San Diego2589823260
Santa Clara1098411765
Kern102627811
Fresno947941412
Sacramento929441464
Alameda800881224
Ventura77238834
San Joaquin665691082
Contra Costa62164674
Stanislaus55775944
Tulare47784746
Monterey42138327
San Mateo38763515
San Francisco34061398
Santa Barbara31763407
Solano29968164
Merced28915395
Sonoma27954298
Imperial26843589
Kings21951218
Placer19713231
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15390209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12760185
Shasta10944174
Butte10915160
El Dorado9095100
Napa897668
Sutter884597
San Benito574359
Yuba573336
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Tuolumne394659
Nevada393274
Mendocino379643
Amador344441
Humboldt316033
Lake313440
Glenn221023
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128736
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3947
Trinity3675
Sierra990
Alpine810
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 41°
Oroville
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 37°
Chico
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 41°
Red Bluff
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 35°
Red Bluff
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 35°
Chico
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 39°
Slightly cooler temperatures and breezy north winds are on tap in your Friday forecast. Winds will get stronger on Saturday, but will diminish on Sunday. We'll be mostly dry through the middle of next week, but showers could return late next week.
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