Posts Tagged ‘California’

California: At Least 33 People Dead From West Coast Wildfires

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon September 14, 2020
At Least 33 People have been recorded dead as infernos rage through the West Coast of the United States of America. Nearly all of the dozens of people reported missing after a devastating blaze in southern Oregon have been accounted for, authorities said, as crews continued to battle wildfires that have killed at least 33 […]

California Governor, Newsom Blames Climate Change For US Wildfires

by Gerald Onwukaon September 12, 2020
California Governor, Gavin Newsom stated that the recent fire outbreak that gutted the US West Coast states, has an put an end to long lasted debate around change in climate. The Governor said anyone that comes to California will witness events for themselves. Fire has been raging for three weeks now in California, Washington and […]

California Wildfires: “Thank You Firefighters, First Responders”, Trump Says As Infernos Rage On

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon September 12, 2020
United States President Donald Trump Saturday expressed gratitude to firefighters battling the worst recorded spate of wildfires across California. The blazes have left at least ten dead, and thousands displaced. Trump said he has approved 37 Stafford Act Declarations, including Fire Management Grants to ‘support their brave work’. He tweeted:“THANK YOU to the 28,000+ Firefighters […]

Eight Killed In Western US As California Struggles Against Record Breaking Fire Outbreaks

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon September 11, 2020
At least eight people have died as California firefighters battled the state’s largest ever inferno on Thursday. Thousands of residents have fled the US West Coast, running from blazes that have destroyed numerous homes and properties. Meanwhile, officials have warned the death toll could expand in days to come. The August Complex Fire is the […]

California power firm to pay $13.5bn to wildfire victims

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 7, 2019
Californian utility giant Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has agreed a $13.5bn (£10.2bn) settlement with victims of wildfires in the state. The company’s equipment has been linked to several blazes including the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history, 2018’s Camp Fire. PG&E filed for bankruptcy this year and has already settled with insurers […]

California wildfires threaten wine country as forced evacuations begin

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 27, 2019
Northern California blazes are threatening top vineyards as a massive stretch of wine country was forced to evacuate. Two vineyards were destroyed early Sunday after officials ordered evacuations for most of Sonoma County, stretching from Healdsburg west to Bodega Bay on the coast, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. About 90,000 residents were required to evacuate […]