Posts tagged as: U.S.

Sep

18
2014

Tropical Storm Odile Brings Floods to Southwest; Austin Also Deluged

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Nbcnews.com reports that...

While Tropical Storm Odile brought more floods to the Southwest, another storm system put parts of Austin, Texas, underwater, sparking several rescues. Crews were searching for one person swept away after their car was overcome with high water at 2 a.m. Thursday, according to a report by NBC affiliate KXAN. It was one of several rescues reported in the Texas capital after people had become trapped on or inside their vehicles in the flooded streets.

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Sep

13
2014

Crews Battle California Wildfire Amid Heatwave

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Huffingtonpost.com reports that...

People in about 30 homes were ordered to evacuate as a wildfire roared through a canyon in Southern California’s Cleveland National Forest, burning through 2 ½ square miles of dry brush.

Fire officials called Friday evening’s evacuation precautionary and no residences were immediately threatened.

The fire had been burning uphill and away from the homes all day but the potential threat of a down-canyon wind after sunset prompted the evacuation.

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Sep

12
2014

In Washington State, The 2014 Wildfire Season Has Been 6 Times Worse Than Normal

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Thinkprogress.org reports that...

The 2014 wildfire season in Washington State is not over, but it has already been one of the most destructive and costly on record, state officials from the Department of Natural Resources said Thursday.

 

Since the beginning of the season up until the end of August, the DNR said wildfires in Washington had burned 363,000 acres, or 550 square miles of land, destroying homes along the way. That’s about 6 times worse than the average amount of acres burned per year in Washington, state forest officials said. Fighting the fires has been costly, too — the state says it spent $81 million this year, even though its annual budget is only $25 million.

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Sep

09
2014

Early almond harvest thanks to drought

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Mantecabulletin.com reports that...

The hum of harvest machines in San Joaquin County’s almond orchards started two weeks ahead of schedule this year.

Credit goes to a warm and dry spring which expedited the early harvesting of the county’s $468 million crop that made it number one in 2013’s Top 10 crops by value, according to the latest San Joaquin County Agricultural Report.

 

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Sep

06
2014

Hurricane Norbert slides up Baja coast, may bring rain to Southwest US

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Foxnews.com reports that...

Heavy rains brought by Hurricane Norbert prompted evacuations as the storm roared up the coast of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. Forecasters said the storm may help bring weekend precipitation to the parched U.S. Southwest.

Baja California Sur state Gov. Marcos Covarrubias urged people in vulnerable areas to evacuate and said travelers should stay off highways as the storm passed by. He said most government services would be closed or restricted, and schools in Los Cabos and La Paz were closed on Friday.

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Aug

25
2014

Hurricane Marie Grows Stronger in Mexican Pacific

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Abcnews.go.com reports that...

Powerful Hurricane Marie kicked high swells along Mexico’s northern Pacific coast on Monday, even as it weakened slightly to a Category 4 storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said it would likely raise waves along Southern California later in the week.

The Miami-based Hurricane Center in Miami said that Marie had sustained winds of up to 145 mph (230 kph) and was located about 465 miles (7505 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. It said the storm was moving west-northwest at 12 mph (19 kph).

 

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Aug

19
2014

Residents, motorists stranded by raging floods in Arizona

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Cbsnews.com reports that...

Crews rescued residents and motorists after a monsoon surge that brought extensive flooding to Arizona, trapped residents in their homes, closed a major freeway and paralyzed traffic on several streets, CBS affiliate KPHO reported.

Flooding in the Phoenix area forced authorities to close several major roads, including a portion of Interstate 17, while elsewhere firefighters rescued multiple motorists and a small trailer park was evacuated.

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Aug

19
2014

Fire near Yosemite prompts 1,000 evacuation orders

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Usatoday.com reports that...

Six hundred firefighters worked Tuesday to control a nearly 2-square-mile fire burning in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Yosemite National Park.

The Junction Fire was 0% contained, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office in central California. The fire, which started Monday afternoon in the town of Oakhurst and was moving north, has damaged eight structures and injured one firefighter. One of the structures was an office next to a propane storage unit, which was protected from the flames.

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Aug

14
2014

Heavy rain floods streets, basements

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M.wmtw.com reports that...

A downpour flooded parts of Maine on Wednesday night.Roads that flooded were Commercial Street, Auburn Street, Park Avenue and Marginal Way, Lt. Robert Ridge of Portland police said. The department had also received a report that the pond at Deering Oaks had expanded because of all the rainfall.

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Aug

08
2014

Hurricanes and Typhoons churn the Pacific

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Bbc.com reports that...

Hawaii braced for a second major storm in three days while a typhoon nears Japan. A hurricane warning was issued for Hawaii for the first time in 22 years. Sarah Keith-Lucas reports for BBC Weather.

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