Natural Disaster
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Isaias batters East Coast, leaving six dead

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/05/20, 03:57 am

The tropical storm dumped heavy rains and spawned tornadoes, one of which killed two people at a mobile home park in North Carolina on Tuesday. A woman died in eastern Pennsylvania after floodwaters swept her car downstream. In Delaware, a falling tree branch struck and killed another woman. Falling trees also killed two others in cars in New York City and Maryland. Isaias maintained its tropical storm status but weakened as it continued north into Canada on Tuesday night.

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California fires rage on

by Seth Johnson
Posted 8/03/20, 05:32 pm

Fire officials blame a malfunctioning diesel vehicle for starting a wildfire east of Los Angeles that has consumed more than 42 square miles of brush and timber since Friday evening. As of Monday night, the Apple Fire was only 7 percent contained. Officials issued evacuation orders and advisories for about 2,500 homes in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. In Northern California, a wildfire that started on Sunday spread quickly, burning several homes in Colusa County.

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Fire forces evacuations in Arizona

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/17/20, 02:30 pm

The Bush Fire in the Tonto National Forest of Arizona has grown into the largest active wildfire in the United States this week. Officials evacuated hundreds of people from surrounding communities as the flames spread to more than 89,000 acres by Wednesday.

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