According to Entergy, one of the main power companies in southeast Louisiana, Ida destroyed over 30,000 power poles. That's about double what they saw during Laura and Katrina.
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The "small but dangerous storm" is one of the earliest 18th named storms to form.
- The Weather Network
Hurricane Sam shows no signs of slowing down, and will continue to intensify in the coming days after reaching major Category 3 status on Saturday.
- KABC – Los Angeles
Thunderstorms swept across parts of Southern California Friday, and some places saw lightning and heavy downpours.
- LA Times
A wildfire-prone state park has been inundated with visitors as people flee urban areas. Now, California wants to build campsites there, infuriating nearby residents who say the plan puts them at risk.
- USA TODAY
Seven days after a volcano on La Palma erupted, it remains explosive. The local airport shut down and hundreds are without a home.
- CBS News
A 30-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of starting the blaze, which as of Saturday was only 10% contained.
- Orlando Sentinel
ORLANDO, Fla. — Hurricane Sam strengthened to a major Category 4 storm Saturday morning while Teresa is now a post-tropical cyclone, the National Hurricane Center said. Sam, the seventh hurricane of the season, now has maximum sustained winds of 150 mph and higher gusts and is moving west-northwest at 10 mph, according to the NHC’s 5 p.m. update. The storm’s reach is fairly small with its ...
- USA TODAY
The volcanic eruption on the Spanish island of La Palma won't immediately trigger a tsunami that would leave parts of the East Coast underwater.
LA PALMA (Reuters) -Intensifying volcanic explosions on the Spanish island of La Palma forced firefighters to retreat and authorities to evacuate three more towns on Friday, while airlines cancelled flights due to a cloud of gas and ash, the biggest since the volcano erupted. Firefighters pulled out of clean-up work in the town of Todoque on Friday afternoon as a new vent opened up in the flank of the volcano and videos shared on social media showed a massive shockwave emanating from the eruption site. A Reuters witness saw a huge grey cloud billowing from the top of the volcano on Friday afternoon, the largest since the eruption began on Sunday.
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"Volcanic surveillance measurements carried out since the beginning of the eruption recorded the highest-energy activity so far during Friday afternoon," emergency services said.The volcano has spewed out thousands of tons of lava, destroyed hundreds of houses and forced the evacuation of nearly 6,000 people since it began erupting last Sunday. La Palma, with a population of over 83,000, is one of an archipelago making up the Canary Islands in the Atlantic.On Friday, authorities evacuated the towns of Tajuya, Tacande de Abajo and the part of Tacande de Arriba that had not already been evacuated after the new vent opened up in the flank of the volcano.No fatalities or serious injuries have been reported in the volcano's eruption, but about 15% of the island's economically crucial banana crop could be at risk, jeopardising thousands of jobs.
- Associated Press
Rome has been invaded by Gauls, Visigoths and vandals over the centuries, but the Eternal City is now grappling with a rampaging force of an entirely different sort: rubbish-seeking wild boars. Entire families of wild boars have become a daily sight in Rome, as groups of 10-30 beasts young and old emerge from the vast parks surrounding the city to trot down traffic-clogged streets in search of food in Rome’s notoriously overflowing rubbish bins. Posting wild boar videos on social media has become something of a sport as exasperated Romans capture the scavengers marching past their stores, strollers or playgrounds.
- Southern Living
We dare you not to smile.
- Miami Herald
Alligators are all over the place in Florida. We have seen them at malls, doorsteps, post offices, gas stations. And yes, storm drains.
A woman was charged with arson in connection to a California wildfire that has burned 10,000 acres. Officials say she walked out of the brush with a lighter.
Officials believe the 30-year-old woman could be a serial arsonist and are investigating her connections to other fires in the state.
Several inland areas of Riverside and San Diego counties are under a flash flood watch. Alex Biston reports.
- Lexington Herald-Leader
It was trapped and moved in April and returned in May.
- USA TODAY
Ida devastation continues: Coroner says alligator killed missing man, thousands still without power and caskets stuck in mud
Human remains found in the belly of a 504-pound alligator were identified as belonging to Timothy Satterlee, who was attacked during Ida flooding.
- Associated Press
Thousands of people were under evacuation orders Friday and many others were on notice to be ready to flee as a destructive wildfire raged in a drought-stricken forest in California’s far north. The fire in the Mountain Gate area north of the city of Redding covered more than 9 square miles (23 square kilometers) and was 10% contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire. “Approximately 4,000 Shasta County residents are evacuated at this time with 30,000 residents affected,” the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Thursday night.
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Police in Northern California arrested a woman suspected of starting the Fawn wildfire, which has burned nearly 6,000 acres. Jonathan Vigliotti has more.