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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.

Confirmed Cases: 101050

Reported Deaths: 3895
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles487612201
Riverside7139303
San Diego6882249
Orange5646136
San Bernardino4567176
Alameda304993
Santa Clara2688140
San Francisco240840
San Mateo196382
Kern194136
Tulare179679
Santa Barbara160412
Fresno153526
Contra Costa137537
Imperial135224
Sacramento131956
Ventura101732
San Joaquin77133
Kings6983
Stanislaus67028
Sonoma5244
Solano49920
Monterey4298
Marin42014
Merced2737
San Luis Obispo2631
Santa Cruz2052
Yolo20022
Placer1949
Napa1093
Humboldt982
Madera902
El Dorado800
San Benito762
Sutter422
Nevada411
Butte400
Del Norte400
Shasta374
Mono351
Yuba281
Mendocino230
Lake190
Inyo191
Mariposa161
Calaveras150
Glenn130
Amador100
Siskiyou61
Colusa50
Tuolumne40
Plumas40
Lassen40
Tehama41
Alpine20
Trinity10
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 72°
Oroville
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 104° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 71°
Paradise
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 72°
Chester
Clear
49° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 49°
Red Bluff
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 104° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 70°
Willows
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 107° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 72°
Today a heat wave continues but tomorrow night rain moves in, lasting into Saturday with much cooler temperatures. We warm up again on Tuesday.
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