Authorities say figure up by 500 since Wednesday as more remains found in towns devastated by state’s deadliest fire The number of missing or unaccounted for people in the northern California wildfire soared to 631 on Thursday, authorities said, an increase of more than 500 since Wednesday. The news came as the death toll in the increased to 63 after authorities recovered the remains of an additional seven people.
Thursday saw air pollution levels climb to unhealthy levels, making San Francisco’s air worst in the world Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area have been cancelled for Friday and residents warned to stay inside as smoke descends from wildfires hundreds of miles away, producing air quality levels worse than notoriously polluted cities in India and China. “The Camp fire in Butte county generated a tremendous amount of smoke,” said Kristine Roselius, a spokeswoman for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. “That smoke is just pouring into the Bay Area right now.”
Engaging in more sustainable solutions and practices for companies are not only a responsibility but a necessity for businesses to continue to operate in the future said a head of a United Nations program.
Agricultural damage from Hurricane Michael's rampage last week across Georgia, Alabama and Florida is forecast to top $1.3 billion, with pecan and cotton farms the hardest hit as well as the region's poultry operations, according to officials.
The category 4 storm wreaked havoc on the Florida Panhandle Wednesday, hitting the state as the third most powerful ever to make landfall on the mainland. At least two people were killed and the storm caused billions of dollars worth of property damage. Florida Governor Rick Scott described the devastation.
Airlines canceled more than 300 flights in the Carolinas and Georgia on Thursday as a downgraded Tropical Storm Michael headed northeast. Charlotte had the most cancellations, according to FlightAware.com, a flight-tracking site.
Farmers in northern Florida have been working overtime to protect crops and livestock as Hurricane Michael hits the coast near Panama City in what could be the most powerful storm ever recorded to strike the state's Panhandle region.