As the Dixie Fire rages on in Butte and Plumas counties, some are shaken as they're evacuating their homes for the first time in decades.
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People can return to homes and businesses in the area after the orders were lifted Wednesday.
The Dixie Fire burning in Northern California grew to 103,910 acres (about 162 square miles) by July 22, officials said, forcing evacuations for several counties. Thousands of firefighters were working to protect homes and structures, they said.Photos shared on Instagram by Cassandra shows a bright orange sky in Northern California on Wednesday, July 21.“This is just unreal at this point,” she wrote in the caption. “Spent today packing most of the important stuff in my car for when we get the order to go.”By Thursday morning, the fire was 17 percent contained, officials said. More than 3,900 personnel were fighting the fire. Credit: Cassandra via Storyful
A significant and far-reaching heat wave is poised to build across much of the continental U.S. during the next few weeks, and it could be the most expansive in the country so far during this unusually hot summer, aggravating drought and wildfires. The big picture: Forests across the West are already burning at a scope and intensity that's unusual for this time of year. Drought data released Thursday showed that what is already the worst Western drought so far this century is only intensifying.
The North American Monsoon, an annual phenomenon in the southwestern United States, began to unleash rounds of showers and thunderstorms across interior parts of the region in mid-June. This month, the heavy rainfall has turned deadly, with some locations being flooded multiple times. And, to make matters worse, AccuWeather forecasters say more rain is on the way. On Tuesday, drenching rainfall centered on Albuquerque, New Mexico, where 1 inch of rain poured down in just 15 minutes near Indian S
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MANILA (Reuters) -Philippine authorities moved thousands of residents in the capital, Manila, out of low-lying communities on Saturday as heavy monsoon rains, compounded by a tropical storm, flooded the city and nearby provinces. The national disaster agency said about 15,000 people, most of them from a flood-prone Manila suburb, had moved into evacuation centres. "We decided to evacuate early," said Luzviminda Tayson, 61.
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The US National Weather Service issued warnings Thursday for flash floods in Arizona, with rains expected to continue through Saturday night.
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