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FEMA And SBA Discuss Fire Aftermath

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Destruction from the Camp Fire.

It is both unfortunate and a relief to see the speed with which government agencies move in to help the victims of major fires.  We saw it after the Carr Fire hit Redding, we're seeing it again with the Camp Fire, which devastated Paradise. 

Both FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Small Business Administration set up shop soon after the disaster declarations, offering help to both business operators and homeowners. 

Chelsea Irvine of SBA pays a return visit, along with FEMA rep Jovanna Garcia.  They discuss the options available for people whose lives have been turned upside-down by fire.   

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for over 35 years, working in both television and radio.
John Baxter's history at JPR reaches back three decades.  John was the JPR program director who was the architect of "the split" when JPR grew from a single program stream to three separate streams. We coaxed him out of retirement and he's now a co-producer of the Jefferson Exchange.