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PG&E Warns of Power Shutoffs as California Becomes Tinderbox

Bankrupt utility owner PG&E Corp. issued an unprecedented warning that it may cut power in almost 30 California counties to avoid wildfires as hot, arid winds leave the region dry as a tinderbox. The move may affect more than 600,000 …

Arizona Blazes Grow as 2017 Wildfire Season Peaks

Multiple wildfires have prompted evacuations in southern Arizona and a highway closure in northern Arizona as the state heads into peak wildfire season. Rising temperatures, dry vegetation and lighting continue to spark fires throughout the state. Tiffany Davila, a spokeswoman …

Extreme Wildfire Threat Seen in Much of West Texas

Much of West Texas faces extreme wildfire danger because of gusty winds and plummeting humidity. The National Weather Service has issued a “red flag warning” for the Permian Basin and much of the Trans-Pecos region of West Texas. Forecasters explain …

Colorado Wildfire Doubles in Size: AIR Worldwide

Earlier this week, wildfires—exacerbated by unseasonably warm temperatures and windy conditions— broke out in the forested terrain of southern Colorado, according to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide. In fact, Colorado Springs hit 98° on June 10, setting a record for …

NWS to Meet With Gulf Lifeguards on Warning System

Beach safety officials say the National Weather Service should know when lifeguards post a red flag to warn swimmers about the high risk of rip currents at the beach. “The majority of the time they are saying it’s low risk …