Calif. town rebuilding to better withstand future wildfires


Rebuilding the city of Caliph to better deal with future wildfires

Members of the Mendosino County Sheriff’s Department On November 17, 2018, Search and Rescue crashed in Paradise, California. Camp Fire was the worst and deadliest conflict in California. File photo by Terry Schmitt / UPI | License photo

Residents of one California town have seen the devastating effects of wildfires on anyone who knows the word “paradise is lost.”

Paradise California was about to disappear from the map four years ago when a devastating wildfire engulfed the city. A.D. A November 2018 camp fire destroyed a paradise 170 miles northeast of San Francisco and 90 miles north of Sacramento, destroying 18,000-plus homes, businesses and other structures and displacing many of the city’s 26,500 residents.

At least 85 people were killed and more than a dozen were injured in the blaze, which destroyed 153,336 hectares of roads.

In the years since the disaster, Paradise is being rebuilt with new help A program designed to prevent future fires. Residents of Paradise, in partnership with the Non-Profit Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, are participating in a wildfire housing program to ensure that their new homes are built with fire-retardant materials and use high construction standards for fire-prone areas. The country.

“We are recovering as a community,” Mayor of Paradise Steve Cruz said in a recent press release. “It’s important to make sure we build a better, safer and more resilient building than ever before.”

Starting July 14, new homes built in Paradise will need to be named after IBHS Wildfires. Builders must follow many new protocols, including the creation of fire-resistant vents, barns, roofs and roofing materials.

“We have enacted tougher environmental laws that require all new homes to be built at the level of a wildfire,” Crawder said.

Wildfires The IBHS system can set fire to new vulnerable homes, including roofs.

“It’s very important for homeowners to keep their roofs clean, to remove debris and pine needles and everything,” IBHS research engineer Faraz Hedaati told Aquarius Bill Wadeel.

Rebuilt homes in Paradise, California, are designed to meet new fire safety requirements.

Another important part of the fire protection construction process is making sure that the area around the house is removed to remove any flammable material. This will prevent burning coals from burning.

“When [embers] “They hit the wall and retreated,” he said.

For 1,400 homes rebuilt in Paradise, IBHS is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help homeowners renovate their homes to get a fire-ready design.

The Garden City Council recently adopted a wildlife housing standard and adopted a uniform approach to reduce the risk of wildfires returning to the city. By June, about 8,000 residents had returned, and 350 businesses had opened. City officials are waiting A.D. By 2035, the population will reach 75% of the pre-fire population.

Roy Wright, president and CEO of IBHS, who saw family members lose their homes during Camp Fire, said residents could set the standard for the rest of California.

“For other communities in California, Wildfire Pred Home provides a clear way to reduce the chances of rebuilding from ashes,” Wright said.

It is safe to say that a wildfire in California is expected to increase in July. According to the US Drought Monitor, almost the entire state is experiencing a drought. About 60 percent of the Golden State is in a state of severe drought. The continuing threat reinforces the need for fire-resistant housing, officials said.

Hedayat: “We see more fires. We believe these actions will significantly reduce the risk.”

Reported by Bill Wadeel.

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