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Lizette Pohlmeyer inside Redding City Limits
August 31, 2018, 10:47 AM

Hi I live in the Land Park subdivision. My home was one of a few that only has minimal damage to it. I’m concern about living there with my 3 year old and 11 month old daughters during Phase 1-2 of cleanup. In addition we have a pug puppy that naturally has breathing issues. How safe is it to live in an area that is primarily burned during cleanup? I’m trying to get my insurance to cover short term housing.

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City Manager's Office over 1 year ago

CalRecycle will be installing air monitoring equipment in those areas as they commence with debris removal to be able to keep tabs on air quality. The crews are trained to eliminate as much dust production as possible, but there may still be particles in the air that are unavoidable. City staff are taking steps to protect waterways, storm drains, wastewater pipelines, etc. You will have to work with your insurance company to see what they'll cover, but keep in mind that debris removal could still take months. Many residents are staying in their homes and the City is doing everything we can to ensure those residents continue to live in a safe environment. You can always call the County's Environmental Health department for a more in depth answer. 225-5787


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Patricia Lind over 1 year ago

I am glad to hear the city staff is protecting waterways and storm drains but have yet to see exactly how they are doing this. The hundreds of burnt toxic ash sites form homes are near 11 local creeks that feed into rivers and lakes. Rainy season will soon be here and yet no one from city, county or Regional water Quality Control Board has looked into funding for wattles to be given for free to home owners so that creeks will be protected from toxic runoff.


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