Late-Season Wildfires Rampage Through Colorado

After a season of hellish wildfires throughout the West, there is new evidence that climate change and rampant growth are creating perfect breeding grounds for fire.

#california, #colorado, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #global-warming, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #wildfires

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Gulf States Brace for Hurricane Delta

The governors of Alabama and Mississippi have declared states of emergency, while some parishes in Louisiana are under mandatory evacuation orders.

#alabama, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #gulf-coast-us, #gulf-of-mexico, #hurricane-delta, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #mississippi, #national-hurricane-center, #texas, #weather

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How California’s Diablo Winds Could Worsen Wildfires

Strong, gusty winds could hamper firefighting efforts by fanning flames that have already destroyed tens of thousands of acres in the northern part of the state.

#california, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #mount-diablo-calif, #weather, #wildfires

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Fires and Storms Push Demand for Emergency Shelter to a New High

The Red Cross has provided more nights of shelter to Americans this year than at any point on record, a sign of the widening human toll of climate change.

#american-red-cross, #disasters-and-emergencies, #environment, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #wildfires

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Two Enormous California Fires Rage Unchecked in State’s Northern Counties

Tens of thousands of residents must evacuate their homes, and more than 100 wineries in Napa Valley are at risk of burning.

#california, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #lake-county-calif, #napa-calif, #santa-rosa-calif, #shasta-county-calif, #wildfires

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New Evacuations Ordered as Two Wildfires Erupt in Northern California

A hospital in Napa County evacuated patients, and the utility giant PG&E shut off power in some regions as a precaution against dry and windy conditions.

#cal-fire, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #national-weather-service, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #weather, #wildfires

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The Sunday Read: ‘How Climate Migration Will Reshape America’

“Might Americans finally be waking up to how climate is about to transform their lives?”

#california, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #global-warming, #marin-county-calif, #migrants-environmental, #united-states

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Some in Oregon Wildfires’ Path Never Got Evacuation Alerts

Technological advancements have helped people get information about when to leave and where to go. But some never got the alerts and had to search social media for vital information.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #oregon, #security-and-warning-systems, #wildfires

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How to Pack an Emergency Bag

The first step toward a solid evacuation plan is pulling together all the gear you need, before you need it.

#content-type-service, #disasters-and-emergencies, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #humanitarian-aid, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #university-of-delaware, #wildfires

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A Desperate Bid for Survival as Fire Closed In on an Oregon Mountain Town

After wildfires left them trapped on the shores of a reservoir near Detroit, Ore., dozens of people and nine firefighters mounted a last stand, hoping for a miracle.

#detroit-ore, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #rescues, #wildfires

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A Deadly Tinderbox

As wildfires continue to rip through parts of the West, Oregon is experiencing catastrophic destruction.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #oregon, #rumors-and-misinformation, #wildfires

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As the West Coast Burns, Communities Unravel With Each Death

The fires have killed at least 17 people, leaving families and communities devastated up and down the West Coast.

#deaths-fatalities, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #wildfires

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17 Dead and Dozens Missing in Vast Western Wildfires

In Oregon, where more than 1 million acres have burned, fires have destroyed entire towns and forced 40,000 residents to evacuate.

#california, #disasters-and-emergencies, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #oregon, #washington-state, #wildfires

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A Line of Fire South of Portland and a Yearslong Recovery Ahead

Firefighters continued to battle blazes along the West Coast that have now charred nearly five million acres. At least 15 people are dead, with dozens still missing.

#arson, #california, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #oregon, #washington-state, #wildfires

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As Antifa Rumors Spread in Oregon, Residents Defied Evacuation Orders

A tumultuous summer of protests has become a complication in the wildfires raging around Portland.

#antifa-movement-us, #clackamas-county-ore, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #oregon, #portland-ore

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Oregon, California and Washington State: Live Wildfires Updates

As wildfires raged up and down the West Coast, officials said one of the most damaging fires in Oregon may have been deliberately set.

#brown-kate-1960, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #inslee-jay, #oregon, #washington-state, #western-states-us, #wildfires

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Wildfires Live Updates: Out-of-Control Blazes Add to Vast Destruction

Wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington State have killed seven people, with growing fears more have died in towns destroyed throughout the West.

#brown-kate-1960, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #inslee-jay, #oregon, #washington-state, #western-states-us, #wildfires

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Wildfires Bring New Devastation Across the West

A record 2.5 million acres have burned in California, while entire communities in Oregon and Washington were largely wiped out.

#california, #deaths-fatalities, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #malden-wash, #oregon, #washington-state, #wildfires

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Harrowing Helicopter Rescues as California Wildfires Rage

The two pilots who led a weekend rescue, both military veterans, said it was the most challenging flying they have done in their careers.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #helicopters, #mammoth-pool-reservoir-calif, #national-guard, #rescues, #wildfires

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Japan Urges Millions to Evacuate as Typhoon Looms

The authorities warned of record-breaking winds and rainfall from Typhoon Haishen, which has already brought down power lines and disrupted travel in the region.

#all-nippon-airways, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #japan, #kyushu-japan, #miyazaki-japan, #typhoons

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Snapped Poles, Shredded Roofs: A Long Road to Recovery After Laura

Hurricane Laura ravaged southwestern Louisiana, leaving weary residents to assess the toll and map a way forward. Some communities may be four weeks away from even getting power back.

#buildings-structures, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #lake-charles-la, #louisiana, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #wind

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Hurricane Laura Was Powerful, but Louisiana Was Prepared

In 2005, Hurricane Rita leveled some coastal communities in southwest Louisiana, forcing changes to building codes and attitudes. As Laura approached, the region was ready.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricane-rita, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana

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Hurricane Laura Live Updates: Storm Is Expected to Strengthen to Category 4

The hurricane is projected to make landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border early Thursday, with powerful winds and heavy rains likely as soon as Wednesday afternoon.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #texas

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Hurricane Laura Strengthens in the Gulf and Rekindles Dread From Past Storms

Hurricane Laura is expected to hit the coast of Texas and Louisiana near the anniversary of Harvey, one of the most disastrous storms the region has experienced.

#coastal-areas, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #texas

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Hurricane Laura Live Updates: Storm Strengthens to Category 1

The Gulf Coast was largely spared by Tropical Storm Marco, but officials warned that Laura is expected to be much more damaging.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #gulf-coast-us, #gulf-of-mexico, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms

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Aleksei Navalny Arrives in Germany for Potential Poisoning Treatment

After hours of back-and-forth between Russian doctors and officials, Aleksei A. Navalny was flown to Berlin, where he is being treated at a research hospital.

#charite-universitatsmedizin-berlin-germany, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #germany, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #verzilov-pyotr

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Live California Fires Updates

Thousands of people have fled their homes amid a grueling heat wave, the coronavirus pandemic and air thick with smoke.

#cal-fire, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #newsom-gavin, #solano-county-calif, #sonoma-county-calif, #vacaville-calif, #wildfires

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California Fires Live Updates: Thousands of Homes in Danger as Blazes Spread

The entire city of Healdsburg was told overnight to prepare to flee, while another blaze prompted evacuation orders on the edge of San Jose.

#cal-fire, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #newsom-gavin, #solano-county-calif, #sonoma-county-calif, #vacaville-calif, #wildfires

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California Endures Fires, Blackouts, a Heat Wave and a Pandemic

The nation’s most-populated state is facing multiple crises, including 23 major wildfires raging while the daily death toll from the coronavirus is above 100.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #lightning, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #vacaville-calif, #wildfires

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Fire Tornadoes Reported in Northern California Wildfire

The National Weather Service issued an unusual warning on Saturday about the possibility of “a fire-induced tornado.”

#california, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fire-tornado, #loyalton-calif, #national-weather-service, #tornadoes, #wildfires

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Hurricane’s Choice for Texans: Shelter From the Virus or the Storm

Hurricane Hanna prompted officials and residents alike to rethink how and where to ride out a dangerous storm during a pandemic.

#american-red-cross, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #corpus-christi-tex, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #hurricane-hanna-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #texas

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Japan’s Deadly Combination: Climate Change and an Aging Society

Record-breaking rains this week in the country’s southernmost main island, which have killed 62, have shown the vulnerability of people living in nursing homes.

#abe-shinzo, #elderly, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #japan, #landslides-and-mudslides, #politics-and-government, #rescues, #weather

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Severe Flooding in Southern Japan Swamps Nursing Home

Officials said that at least 15 people were feared dead as a result of the deluge and mudslides that struck the island of Kyushu overnight.

#deaths-fatalities, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #kyushu-japan, #landslides-and-mudslides, #nursing-homes, #rain, #weather

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Arizona Wildfires Force Hundreds to Evacuate as Coronavirus Cases Surge

The Bush Fire, northeast of Phoenix, has burned 64,000 acres as firefighters struggle against high winds and dry summer heat.

#arizona, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #wildfires

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Hurricane Season Collides With the Coronavirus

This year Floridians will have to weigh what is more dangerous — a storm or the virus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #florida, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #quarantines, #stockpiling

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The Daunting Prospect of a Hurricane in a Pandemic

To evacuate or shelter in place? How can utility crews practice social distancing? Will there be enough masks? Florida is trying to figure it out.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duke-energy-corporation, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #florida, #florida-powerlight-co, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms

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Cyclone Amphan’s Death Toll Rises to 80 in India and Bangladesh

The worst damage was reported in the Indian state of West Bengal, home to the metropolis Kolkata and many small, coastal villages.

#bangladesh, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cyclones, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #india, #kolkata-india

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Live Updates: Michigan Dam Breaks and Flooding Force Thousands to Evacuate

The National Weather Service issued a flash-flood warning for areas near the Tittabawassee River. The disaster was compounded by the effects of the coronavirus.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #levees-and-dams, #michigan, #saginaw-mich, #tittabawassee-river-mich

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Michigan Dams Breached, Forcing Evacuation of Midland: Live Updates

Officials warned of life-threatening danger after the two dams northwest of Detroit failed.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #levees-and-dams, #michigan, #saginaw-mich, #tittabawassee-river-mich

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2 Dams Are Breached in Michigan, Forcing Thousands to Evacuate

The failure of the dams was expected to bring record-setting flooding, with response complicated by the coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #levees-and-dams, #michigan, #tittabawassee-river-mich

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Cyclone Amphan Bears Down on India and Bangladesh

Hundreds of thousands have been evacuated as Cyclone Amphan approaches, one of the region’s most powerful storms in decades.

#bangladesh, #bay-of-bengal, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coxs-bazar-bangladesh, #cyclones, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #india, #kerala-india, #odisha-india, #quarantines, #rohingya-ethnic-group, #weather

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Typhoon Vongfong Takes Aim at Philippine Heartland

The storm was bringing torrential rains to the coast of Luzon, an island that is home to 60 million people. Officials warned that packed evacuation centers could become breeding grounds for coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #luzon-philippines, #manila-philippines, #philippines, #typhoon-haiyan-2013, #typhoons

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Typhoon Vongfong Makes Landfall in the Philippines

The powerful storm is on a path toward hitting Luzon, the country’s largest and most populous island, on Saturday.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duterte-rodrigo, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #luzon-philippines, #manila-philippines, #pacific-ocean, #philippines, #typhoon-haiyan-2013, #typhoons, #weather

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India Starts Bringing Home Hundreds of Thousands Stranded Amid Coronavirus

Using naval ships and the national airline, the government plans to bring back Indian citizens around the world whose lives have been upended by the pandemic.

#air-india, #airlifts, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #india

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Wildfires in Florida Panhandle Force Hundreds to Evacuate

More than 1,000 residents were told to move away from fires that a state official called “extremely dangerous.”

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #florida, #forest-service, #wildfires

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Peace Corps Volunteers Can Get Unemployment Benefits, Officials Say

In previous years, returned volunteers were not eligible for unemployment benefits, but they will now be covered by the coronavirus relief plan.

#americorps, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #labor-and-jobs, #peace-corps, #phillips-dean-b, #scalia-eugene, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-politics-and-government, #van-hollen-christopher-jr, #volunteers-and-community-service

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Stranded Abroad, Americans Ask: Why Weren’t We Warned Sooner?

As the coronavirus spreads, American tourists say the State Department was slow to inform citizens of the challenges in returning home.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #india, #nepal, #peru, #pompeo-mike, #state-department, #travel-and-vacations, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

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