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13 October 2017 4:07 PM Couple Took Refuge in Pool as Wildfire Burned Home: Report

A California couple survived the deadly wildfire raging around them by taking shelter in their neighbors' swimming pool, the Los Angeles Times reported. Jan Pascoe, 65, and John Pascoe, 70, tried to flee their home in the hills above the city of Santa Rosa late Sunday as flames from one of 21 wildfires burning across the state closed in. The Pascoes 13

10 October 2017 6:42 PM 15 killed and 200 reports of missing people as Northern California fires continue to rage

As the number of people confirmed dead in Northern California fires rose to 15, officials warned Tuesday that the death toll could rise as multiple fires scorched upward of 100,000 acres. Sonoma County alone has received about 200 reports of missing people since Sunday night, and sherriff’s officials have located 45 of those people, said Sonoma County 1

10 October 2017 4:39 PM While Northern California burns, a separate wildfire has prompted mass evacuations near Disneyland

A rapidly spreading Southern California wildfire has burned more than 7,500 acres in Orange County, forcing the evacuation of thousands of homes and stretching the state’s emergency resources thin as numerous fires continue to rage upstate in California’s wine country. The fire that erupted Monday morning has moved quickly through wide swaths of the hills 1

10 October 2017 1:54 PM At least 10 dead, about 150 missing as wildfires ravage California’s wine country

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — After battling massive wildfires that have killed at least 10 people in California’s wine country and torched 107,000 acres across the northern part of the state, firefighters are hoping for some reprieve Tuesday morning as strong winds that fanned flames the night before continue to weaken. Daniel Berlant, assistant deputy director 1

8 October 2017 12:52 AM Hurricane Nate moves toward second landfall on Gulf Coast

Hurricane Nate -- which is threatening to bring a dangerous storm surge to the Gulf Coast -- made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River on the southeastern Louisiana coast Saturday evening and is expected to make a second landfall along the Mississippi coast overnight. Concerns about the Category 1 hurricane prompted officials in Louisiana 47

7 October 2017 6:47 PM Hurricane Nate Updates: Storm Will Strengthen To Category 2 Ahead of Slamming Gulf Coast

Hurricane Nate is forecast to strengthen ahead of slamming into the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Mississippi Saturday night. The National Hurricane Center says the storm, currently a Category 1 with 90 mph winds, will become a Category 2 storm ahead of making landfall near New Orleans. Nate is moving across warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico that will cause 1

7 October 2017 3:25 PM Hurricane Nate strengthening as it heads toward landfall on the northern Gulf Coast

Hurricane Nate is headed toward landfall in the northern Gulf Coast. Upgraded to hurricane strength just before midnight on Friday, the storm is now packing maximum sustained winds of 90 mph. It is moving speedily to the north at 26 mph. Hurricane warnings are in place from Grand Isle, La. to the Alabama border with Florida. This includes the city of New Orleans 1

7 October 2017 4:41 AM Another Storm: Now a Hurricane, Nate Is Aiming for Gulf Coast

With the city relying on a network of century-old pumps, the malfunctions have left it vulnerable to flooding from even ordinary rainstorms. Now the system may have to reckon with a hurricane. The authorities in Central America have blamed Nate for at least 22 deaths, and the storm moved quickly toward the United States on Friday. It was expected to be well into the Gulf of Mexico 9

6 October 2017 11:02 PM Evacuations in New Orleans as storm that killed 25 approaches

MANAGUA (Reuters) - New Orleans evacuated some residents from areas outside its levee system as Tropical Storm Nate swirled toward the U.S. Gulf Coast on Friday after killing at least 25 people in Central America. Nate is set to become a Category 1 hurricane, the weakest on a five-category scale used by meteorologists, by the time it hits the U.S. central 7

29 September 2017 3:42 AM Evacuations as Vanuatu volcano erupts

The government of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu has sent ferries, trawlers and other boats to the island of Ambae to evacuate the entire population because of an erupting volcano . Some 11,000 residents, or about five per cent of Vanuatu's population, are being evacuated from the island, as a thick layer of volcanic ash and acid rain blankets 1