September 8, 2020

Californians airlifted from fires as dangerous winds arrive

Tollhouse (United States) (AFP) – Dangerous dry winds whipped up California’s record-breaking wildfires and ignited new blazes Tuesday, as hundreds were evacuated by helicopter and tens of thousands were plunged into darkness by power outages across the western United States.The arrival of strong gusts after the Labor Day weekend’s unprecedented temperatures saw most of California placed under severe weather warnings, with 14,000 firefighters battling 25 major wildfires across the country’s most populous state.”We’re dealing with challenges we haven’t seen in modern times,” said California gov…


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