Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The town of Paradise and the surrounding area bore the brunt of the Camp Fire The death toll in wildfires sweeping California has risen to 31, with more than 200 people still missing, officials have said.Six more people were confirmed killed in the Camp Fire in the north of…
Mr. Osby said that winds were expected to pick up on Sunday and last through Tuesday, further complicating firefighting efforts in the region, and that they currently had no timeline for lifting evacuation orders or opening Highway 101, one of the region’s major thruways. Scott StJohn, 42, an entrepreneur and fitness company owner, was evacuated…
PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) - The charred remains of 14 more people have been found in and around a Northern California town overrun by flames from a massive wildfire, officials said on Saturday, raising the death toll to at least 23. The bodies were recovered in and around Paradise, a mountain community some 90 miles (145…
Three dangerous wildfires are raging in California. The Camp Fire, in northern California, started Thursday morning and quickly charred the entire town of Paradise, which is home to 27,000. The flames grew so fast — a pace of 80 football fields per minute— that four people were burned to death in their cars, the Butte…
LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (Reuters) - Rescue workers and volunteers searched for more than 1,000 people still missing in the Florida Panhandle and tens of thousands of residents remained without power on Tuesday after the area was devastated by Hurricane Michael last week. FILE PHOTO: Members of search and rescue crew are seen next to property…
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAerial footage shows the destruction in Mexico Beach, Florida Hurricane Michael has landed on a Florida beach town like the "mother of all bombs", almost wiping it off the map, officials say.The storm smashed into the state's north-west coast near Mexico Beach on Wednesday with 155mph (250km/h)…
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAerial footage shows the destruction in Mexico Beach, Florida Hurricane Michael left "unimaginable destruction" as it ploughed into coastal areas of Florida, the state's governor, Rick Scott says."So many lives have been changed forever," he said. "So many families have lost everything."The worst hit areas of Florida's…
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida’s Panhandle took stock on Thursday of the hammering destruction wrought by Hurricane Michael, with homes obliterated or reduced to rubble and power lines and trees ripped up by the third most powerful storm ever to strike the U.S. mainland. Michael, now weakened to a tropical storm as it doused…
PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Hurricane Michael, one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the continental United States, slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday, unleashing a trail of destruction across 200 miles that splintered houses, peeled off roofs and stirred up a terrifying surge of seawater that submerged entire neighborhoods and sent boats…
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDevastation as Michael makes landfall The most powerful hurricane ever to hit north-west Florida has flooded beach towns, submerging homes and snapping trees like twigs.Hurricane Michael made landfall on Wednesday afternoon as a category three storm with 125mph (200km/h) winds in the state's Panhandle region.One person was…