If you drive through what is left of Paradise after the great Camp fire, it instantly becomes understood, this is not going to be an easy fix!
There’s at least $2B in clean up that must be done before reconstruction in earnest can even begin. And the paperwork needed from overlapping agencies in the city, county, and federal level, well, it’s almost too much.
Many of it’s former residents, mostly retired folks, simply don’t have the time or energy to rebuild. They’ve decided to take the insurance money, salvage what they can and just move on. One has to wonder, will Paradise ever be the same?
This article sums up some of the challenges of starting over. It’s well worth the read.