The Camp fire, the deadliest blaze in California history, almost completely incinerated the town of Paradise A major power company is responsible for the deadliest wildfire in California history, an investigation by the state fire agency Cal Fire has found. The Camp fire, which, was sparked by transmission lines owned by Pacific Gas & Electric in the early morning of 8 November 2018, investigators concluded. “Tinder dry vegetation” and high winds “caused extreme rates of spread”, Cal Fire said in a statement.
The Camp fire killed 85 people and almost completely incinerated the town of Paradise A major power company is responsible for the deadliest wildfire in California history, an investigation by state fire agency Cal Fire has found. Power lines owned by Pacific Gas & Electric sparked the Camp fire early on the morning of 8 November 2018. “Tinder dry vegetation” and high winds “caused extreme rates of spread”, the report read.
It’s been six months since an unprecedented fire leveled the town of Paradise, killing 85 people. Despite its suffering, a community holds on The highlight of the social calendar in Paradise is Gold Nugget Days, a fair that celebrates its 19th-century Gold Rush origins and has been held every year since 1959. This year the tradition continued, as locals paraded in wild west period dress and set up stalls selling clothes, plants and honey in a lush community park. There was one big difference, though. The manicured lawn was a lonely island of normalcy amid a landscape of char and ash.
One million people evacuated as 170km/h winds make landfall in eastern Odisha state Cyclone Fari barrelled into Bangladesh on Saturday after leaving a trail of deadly destruction in India, passing through hundreds of densely populated, low-lying communities along the Bay of Bengal, one of the most vulnerable regions to flooding in the world. Major roads in the capital of eastern India’s Odisha state were scattered with trees and power lines, and the roof was torn off the city’s main railway station, after on Friday it was hit by the most severe storm on the Indian subcontinent in two decades.
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Homes destroyed and provision of safe drinking water is becoming a challenge The death toll from Cyclone Kenneth, the second tropical storm to hit Mozambique within weeks, has jumped to 38 as flooding continued. Rains from the storm pounded the north-eastern city of Pemba and surrounding areas on Monday, and more torrential rain was forecast for the coming days. Cyclone Idai, which hit central Mozambique in mid-March, killed at least 600 people.
Five people are dead and aid workers have reported scenes of destruction in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth, the second tropical cyclone to lay waste to swathes of in five weeks. Rescuers have moved in to help people trapped by rapidly rising flood water in the northern city of Pemba, a United Nations spokesman said, as the storm dumps more rain on the region
People trapped by rising flood water as Cyclone Kenneth dumps more rain on the region Five people have died and aid workers have reported scenes of destruction in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth, the second tropical cyclone to lay waste to swathes of Mozambique in five weeks. Rescuers have moved in to help people trapped by rapidly rising flood water in the northern city of Pemba, home to 200,000 people, a United Nations spokesman said, as Kenneth dumped more rain on the region.
Morrison government accused of failing to take action to reduce emissions or pursue adaptation measures A group of Torres Strait Islanders from low-lying islands off the northern coast of Australia will on Monday lodge a complaint with the United Nations human rights committee against the Australian government, alleging climate inaction. The complaint will assert that the Morrison government has failed to take adequate action to reduce emissions or pursue proper adaptation measures on the islands and, as a consequence, has failed fundamental human rights obligations to Torres Strait Islander people.
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