Better weather helps fight against California wildfires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Helped by light winds and lower temperatures, firefighters made significant progress overnight and early Sunday morning on two of the biggest wildfires raging across Northern California, but officials cautioned that they still face major challenges. The winds that bedeviled firefighters Saturday were expected to remain mostly calm Sunday, allowing them to go… Continue reading “Better weather helps fight against California wildfires”

Winemaker Vows to Rebuild After Losing Battle With Wildfire

Throughout Northern California, where wildfires have raged for almost a week, killing at least 36 people and destroying about 6,000 buildings, residents are taking stock of what they have and what they have lost. Many are feeling lucky to have survived with their lives. The fire’s path of destruction lacked rhyme or reason, destroying an entire… Continue reading “Winemaker Vows to Rebuild After Losing Battle With Wildfire”

Trump visits Puerto Rico to highlight storm response

President Donald Trump departed for hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico Tuesday, hoping to underscore government recovery efforts and repair damage done by his contentious early response to the crisis. Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria thrashed through the US territory, much of the islands remains short of food and without access to power or drinking water. Trump, who… Continue reading “Trump visits Puerto Rico to highlight storm response”

8.1 magnitude earthquake is one of the strongest to ever hit Mexico

And a hurricane may be on the way. A map showing the intensity of shaking during the September 7 earthquake off the coast of Mexico. USGS A massive magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck Mexico just before midnight on Thursday. The quake—widely considered to be among the strongest to ever hit the country—originated deep in the Earth off… Continue reading “8.1 magnitude earthquake is one of the strongest to ever hit Mexico”

Irma strengthens into a massive category 5 hurricane

Hurricane Irma has strengthened into an extremely dangerous category five storm as it churns towards the Leeward Islands in the eastern Caribbean, forecasters say. It is expected to remain a major hurricane throughout the week. (more) As of 8 a.m. ET on Tuesday, the center of Irma was located about 270 miles (440 kilometers) east of… Continue reading “Irma strengthens into a massive category 5 hurricane”