Here is the latest for Monday, July 5: Rescue crews back at collapsed condo; Tropical Storm Elsa crossing Cuba; Britain to lift face mask requirements; Pope Francis recovering after surgery.
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- Associated Press
Mudslides from heavy rains caused "extreme damage” to a major interstate and left it blocked with piles of boulders and logs, Colorado transportation officials said Sunday, as forecasters warned of more flash floods in the coming days across the Rocky Mountain and Great Basin regions. The flood risk was elevated for many areas of the West where recent wildfires burned away vegetation and left hillsides more susceptible to erosion, the National Weather Service said. Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon, Colorado, was closed with no word on when it might re-open after being pounded by flash floods over a three-day period.
Heavy rainfall caused water to gush down Grand Falls, northeast of Flagstaff, Arizona, footage shot on July 29 shows.This video, by Liz Kylin, shows heavy flows of muddy water cascading down the falls.A significant weather advisory was in place for the region on July 29, with the National Weather Service warning of torrential rainfall. Credit: Liz Kylin via Storyful
- Idaho Statesman
In just a few hours, the thunderstorm left nearly four times as much rain as the Treasure Valley normally sees for all of July.
- USA TODAY
Wildfire-weary West faces thunderstorms and potential flash floods; progress made against Bootleg Fire
Already besieged by wildfires, parts of the American West will encounter thundershowers that could lead to flash floods this week.
A brown bear attacked a group of campers, eating one and forcing the others to flee barefoot into the mountains
The bear snuck up on hikers and devoured their friend in Ergaki national park in south-central Russia in the second fatal attack in a month.
- KCRA - Sacramento Videos
Yolo County issued an emergency proclamation Friday for its unincorporated areas due to worsening drought conditions. All residents and businesses in the county are urged to start conserving water.
"It's much worse than I thought," George Clooney said in a video while talking with a state-run television station in Italy
- USA TODAY
When turning on faucets is a source of stress: Climate change is starting to shape where Americans relocate
Redfin will be adding localized climate risk data to their site later this week, the company told USA Today exclusively.
- USA TODAY
Soaring heat, dry conditions in West lead to fire warnings; California faces potential power outages
At least 87 fires are burning across the country, with weather conditions over the weekend making conditions conducive to new fire starts.
Will N95 Masks Protect You From Wildfire Smoke and Air Pollution? We Asked the Experts About Masking Up, Again
We talked to experts to find out if N95 masks will protect you from wildfire smoke and air pollution.
- NBC News
A new study found a less than 1 percent probability that a growing imbalance between the amount of energy Earth absorbs and what it emits out occurred naturally.
- ABC News Videos
Dangerous weather conditions continue to threaten millions of people across the country.
Tony Laubach is in Kingman, Arizona, tracking storms that are causing flooding and slowing traffic in the area.
A killer whale stranded on rocks in Alaska was saved after a group of people spotted it and kept it wet until the tide rose
Six hours after the orca was spotted by a group on a boat the tide rose and the whale was able to swim back out to sea.
Firemen in Italy said on Saturday they were battling for a second straight day wildfires in Sicily that reached the town of Catania, forcing people to leave their homes and the local airport to temporarily shut down. The firemen said on Twitter they had been conducting 250 operations in Sicily in the past 24 hours, of which 50 were in Catania alone. The city famous for its Baroque architecture is located on the slopes of Mount Etna on the island's eastern coast.
An unprecedented shortage in salmon in Alaska's Yukon River villages have forced local residents to rely on fish deliveries from outside sources, including non-profits and food processors, the Anchorage Daily News reports.Why it matters: The fish shortage — and need for outside deliveries — means local residents in the Yukon are not earning money from their own economies to use on essential supplies, including gas, and they could face a winter without sufficient food resources. Stay on top of th