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1,300 Camp Fire survivors headed to Gridley

The quiet community prepares for a big population surge as FEMA constructs 400 housing units this Summer.

Posted: Jun 17, 2019 6:27 PM
Updated: Jun 17, 2019 6:27 PM

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more than one- thousand camp fire survivors are moving into a fema site in gridley this summer. laure**boxe* action news now's hayley watts is live now in gridley to break down what this means for people who live in the city. reporter liv* take a look at downtown gridleyt's known for it's quiet charm.. people say everyone knows everyone here. but that's about to change.*pk* "we will be adding about a thousand people to the population, 1300 people to population very suddenly in the next 30-45 days" said fema spokesperson rebecca kelly. the city of gridley is about to see a huge population surge. 400 housing units are opening in august, the largest fema site yet. and it may mean that nearly all camp fire survivors have a place to live. standup: "but people who live in gridley worry this small, quiet community may not have room for a 17% population jump." there aren't a lot of jobs. "i've been here 30 years and it was always hard for me to find something adequate in this community," said one gridley woman. "20% of the 1400 people who will be here for at least a year are kids, what are the schools like? is there space?" i asked her. "i don't think there is space, it's always been tight for even raising my children here just in the high school alone we do not have a cafeteria set up there," she explained. some small business owners are hopeful that this is great news for the local economy. but with one hospital and just a handful or full-time police and firefighters, gridley will have to find a way to adjust. "i don't think enough thought has gone into how housing them will tax this community," the woman said. "this is an opportunity for you to embrace someone who has had the most traumatic event of their life time happen and we're hoping the community opens their arms to these people," kelly said. reporter liv* coming up at six we'll break down the steps the city is taking to prepare for the population surge. live in gridley, hayley watts action news now.## ala* the fema site will stay in place for at least 18 months from the day the fire broke outãbut cal o-e-s may extend that time frame if survivors can't find permanent homes.## ala**v* developing out of dallas, texas. a man dressed head to toe in tactical gear - opened fire on a courthouse this morning. after a brief shootout - officers killed the man. police say no one else was shot. sot ful* "the shooter has been identified as brian isaack clyde, age 22. he was discharged from the army in 2017.///"we have more than 200 fbi agents and partners aggressively pursuing every lead in this investigation in order to identify his family members, associates and try to get to the bottom of what
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