Tuesday, 19 February 2019
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| New Zealand wildfires will burn for weeks, experts warn

Added: 18.02.2019 17:23 | 16 views | 0 comments


An estimated 3,000 people have been evacuated due to a huge blaze on the northern tip of the South Island
Fires that have ravaged parts of New Zealand over the last week could still be burning well into March, fire chiefs have warned.
Firefighters “turned a corner” in fighting the Tasman blaze on Sunday night, after working for seven days to contain the fire, which started last Tuesday.

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| New Zealand wildfires set to worsen as thousands flee

Added: 18.02.2019 5:17 | 11 views | 0 comments


Week-long blaze engulfs 2,300ha on South Island, leading to largest aerial firefight in country’s history
Strong winds are expected to fan forest fires that have been through New Zealand’s South Island, forcing thousands of people from their homes.
Early on Sunday, 155 firefighters were battling the blaze on the ground with air support from 23 helicopters and three fixed wing planes, making it the largest aerial firefight on record in New Zealand.

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| California: driving rain floods streets as mudslide forces evacuations

Added: 15.02.2019 2:39 | 25 views | 0 comments


Homes destroyed in mudslide as residents flee areas hit by last year’s wildfires, as system moves across US west
Waves of heavy rain pounded California on Thursday, flooding streets, triggering a mudslide that destroyed homes and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year.

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Study calls on feds to invest in local volunteer disaster response, recovery groups

Added: 15.02.2019 0:21 | 9 views | 0 comments

Data from 2017 Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and California natural disasters highlights key collaboration gaps and better ways to save money, time and lives in future disasters. After 2017's record year of billion-dollar disaster events and additional hurricanes and wildfires during 2018, a new study found that inconsistent non-profit resources across different jurisdictions impacted disaster recovery efforts, especially in areas that needed it the most.

Judge critical of PG&E's wildfire role demands more answers

Added: 14.02.2019 22:25 | 11 views | 0 comments

A U.S. judge who has berated Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for its role in California wildfires is demanding more answers from the utility.

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Raw: Heavy Calif. rains cause flooding, mudslide

Added: 14.02.2019 22:04 | 10 views | 0 comments

Waves of heavy rain pounded California on Thursday, filling normally dry creeks and rivers with muddy torrents, flooding roadways and forcing residents to flee their homes in communities scorched by wildfires. (Feb. 14)

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Judge critical of PG&E's wildfire role demands more answers

Added: 14.02.2019 18:30 | 2 views | 0 comments

A U.S. judge who has berated Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for its role in California wildfires is demanding more answers from the utility.

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| A national park with Hollywood history destroyed by fire – before and after

Added: 14.02.2019 11:00 | 20 views | 0 comments


Recent wildfires scorched 90% of the federally protected Santa Monica Mountains – destroying a 1950s Hollywood set and affecting biodiversity. But life is slowly coming back
The fire came quickly. Fueled by dry, blustering winds, officials were unable to contain before it scorched the canyons of Ventura and Los Angeles counties, taking close to 97,000 acres and 1,500 properties with it.
One of was the Santa Monica Mountains national recreation area. Nearly 90% of the federally owned land burned in the November 2018 blaze. The park is home to popular hiking trails, a rich ecosystem of plant and wildlife, including mountain lions and coyotes, as well as famous spots such as the Paramount Ranch’s “Western Town” (a well-known Hollywood set location), the historic 1927 Peter Strauss Ranch house, a and ranger residences. Nearly all of them burned to the ground.

Mudslide risk from California storm forces hundreds to evacuate

Added: 14.02.2019 4:16 | 4 views | 0 comments

Hundreds of California residents were ordered to evacuate their homes on Wednesday as rain from a powerful Pacific storm raised the risk of mudslides in areas hit by recent wildfires.

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Mudslide risk from California storm forces hundreds to evacuate

Added: 14.02.2019 3:23 | 18 views | 0 comments

Hundreds of California residents were ordered to evacuate their homes on Wednesday as rain from a powerful Pacific storm raised the risk of mudslides in areas hit by recent wildfires.

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