Sprawling Oregon wildfire, largest of dozens in US, continues to grow – Times of India

Reading Time: 8 minutes KLAMATH FALLS: A sprawling wildfire raging mostly unchecked for over a week in southern Oregon forced firefighters into retreat for a fourth straight day as it expanded to become the state’s fifth largest blaze in more than a century, forestry officials said on Friday. The Bootleg fire, the biggest among dozens of wildfires flaring across … Read more

US: Wildfires threaten homes, land across 10 Western states – Times of India

Reading Time: 7 minutes LOS ANGELES: Wildfires that torched homes and forced thousands to evacuate burned across 10 parched Western states on Tuesday, and the largest, in Oregon, threatened California’s power supply. Nearly 60 wildfires tore through bone-dry timber and brush from Alaska to Wyoming, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Arizona, Idaho and Montana accounted for more … Read more

Fires rage in several states as heat wave broils US West – Times of India

Reading Time: 8 minutes DEATH VALLEY: Firefighters working in searing weather struggled to contain a Northern California wildfire that continued to grow Sunday and forced the temporary closure of a major highway, one of several large blazes burning across the US West amid another heat wave that shattered records and strained power grids. In Arizona, a small plane crashed … Read more

California wildfire advances as heat wave blankets US West – Times of India

Reading Time: 7 minutes SAN FRANCISCO : Firefighters struggled to contain an exploding Northern California wildfire under blazing temperatures as another heat wave blanketed the West, prompting an excessive heat warning for inland and desert areas. Death Valley in southeastern California’s Mojave Desert reached 128 degrees Fahrenheit (53 Celsius) on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service‘s reading at … Read more

California forest closed as wildfires burn, heat returns – Times of India

Reading Time: 8 minutes BECKWOURTH: Flames threatening campgrounds and cabins prompted evacuations and closed off a swath of Northern California forest as the state headed into another weekend of dry, scorching weather and the continuing threat of wildfires. Hundreds of firefighters aided by aircraft were fighting the Beckwourth Complex, two blazes sparked by lightning that were carving their way … Read more

Hurricane Elsa: Tropical Storm Elsa soaks NYC as it races up East Coast | World News – Times of India

Reading Time: 6 minutes ALBANY, NY: Fast-moving Tropical Storm Elsa hit the New York City region with torrential rains and high winds as it churned up the East Coast on Friday. Maximum sustained winds from the storm peaked near 50 mph (85 kph) as it moved through New York City and Long Island, the National Hurricane Center said in … Read more

Tropical storm kills 1 in Florida, hurts 10 at Georgia base – Times of India

Reading Time: 10 minutes SAVANNAH: A weakened but resilient Tropical Storm Elsa killed at least one person in Florida on Wednesday and injured several others when a possible tornado struck a campground at a Navy base in southeast Georgia. The National Hurricane Center said Elsa’s winds have weakened to 40 mph (65 kph) as it made its way into … Read more

More deaths reported in intense US Northwest heat wave – Times of India

Reading Time: 8 minutes WASHINGTON: About a dozen deaths in Washington and Oregon may be tied to an intense heat wave that brought scorching temperatures to the Northwest and caused one power utility to impose rolling blackouts amid heavy demand. The dangerous weather that gave Seattle and Portland consecutive days of record high temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.7 … Read more

Scores dead as record-breaking heat wave grips Canada, US – Times of India

Reading Time: 8 minutes VANCOUVER: Scores of deaths in Canada‘s Vancouver area are likely linked to a grueling heat wave, authorities said Tuesday, as the country recorded its highest ever temperature amid scorching conditions that extended to the US Pacific Northwest. At least 134 people have died suddenly since Friday in the Vancouver area, according to figures released by … Read more

Frustrated Detroit-area residents clean up flooded homes – Times of India

Reading Time: 5 minutes DETROIT: A weekend storm in the Detroit area kept flooded sections of Interstate 94 closed for a third day Monday while disgusted homeowners trudged to the curb with possessions ruined by a gross stew of water and sewage that backed up into basements. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said “old infrastructure combined with climate change” and … Read more