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Oroville Dam flood danger recedes; state criticized for spending on rail, illegals

Monday, February 13th, 2017 8:13am MDT

The flood danger from the Oroville Dam receded Monday, but California was hit by a wave of criticism for failing to heed warnings about risks to the spillway at a time when the state spent generously on illegal immigrants and high-speed rail. California Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, came under fire amid reports that federal […]

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Record rainfall hits Southern California

Monday, January 23rd, 2017 2:16am MDT

LOS ANGELES — The third in a series of powerful winter storms unleashed a deluge in Southern California on Sunday, flooding numerous roads and freeways, setting new rainfall records and stranding some in dangerously rising waters. Forecasters had predicted this storm would be the strongest in several years, and it didn’t disappoint. While earlier storms […]

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NASA satellite imagery shows California’s monstrous Blue Cut Fire

Thursday, August 18th, 2016 9:31am MDT

From NASA: The Blue Cut Fire, just outside of Los Angeles, is a quickly growing fire that is currently an imminent threat to public safety, rail traffic and structures in the Cajon Pass, Lytle Creek, Wrightwood, Oak Hills, and surrounding areas. An estimated 34,500 homes and 82,640 people are being affected by the evacuation warnings […]

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Homes burn, thousands flee as fire chars 30,000 acres in Southern California’s Cajon Pass

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 6:25pm MDT

LYTLE CREEK, Calif. — An explosive brush fire that has ripped through more than 30,000 acres of hills, canyons and flatlands in Southern California’s Cajon Pass has bewildered veteran firefighters who fear the flames will only worsen. “It hit hard, it hit fast — it hit with an intensity that we haven’t seen before,” San […]

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New El Nino storm slams into Southern California

Thursday, January 7th, 2016 6:43am MDT

LOS ANGELES — Another El Nino-fueled storm soaked Southern California on Wednesday and brought with it flooding, mudflows and even a small tornado that struck Orange County in the early afternoon. Pea-sized hail and 45-mph winds made their way south from San Luis Obispo, forcing the region to recognize that the season of storms has […]

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California governor’s attempt to link climate change and wildfires disputed by scientists

Monday, October 19th, 2015 7:59am MDT

It is a familiar refrain from climate change alarmists:  This latest wildfire (or hurricane or tornado or rain event) is the worst we have ever seen and manmade climate change is to blame.  The fact is though that these over-the-top claims rarely are true. Certainly California has seen some devastating wildfires this season.  Governor Jerry […]

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Five dead and hundreds homeless in California wildfires

Thursday, September 17th, 2015 9:17am MDT

Los Angeles (dpa) – California authorities recovered the bodies of four more people killed in wildfires raging in the central part of the state, bringing the death toll to five, officials said Thursday. The remains of four men who died separately in the Valley fire, north of San Francisco, and the Butte fire, south-east of […]

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State of emergency declared: 23,000 displaced in California wildfires

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 7:55am MDT

Around 23,000 people have been displaced and a state of emergency declared in California as wildfires rage in the north of the US state. An elderly, disabled woman is known to have died as flames consumed her building when the fires erupted on Saturday (September 12). Others, such David Clark, managed to flee. He spoke […]

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Terrifying videos capture man’s escape from California wildfire

Monday, September 14th, 2015 10:55am MDT

Colorado has been extremely fortunate this summer with no truly notable wildfires.  Other locations across the western U.S. have not been near as lucky.  Highlighting this are videos taken by a northern California man as he fled the fast moving Valley Fire. The Valley Fire broke out Saturday afternoon and quickly exploded forcing thousands to […]

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California wildfire spreads; governor declares emergency

Sunday, September 13th, 2015 6:53pm MDT

A fast-moving wildfire left a path of devastation northwest of Sacramento, Calif., destroying homes and forcing and forcing residents to run for their lives. On Sunday morning, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Lake and Napa counties, noting that he fire forced large evacuations and damage to state infrastructure. The order mobilizes […]

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