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As California fires get faster and hotter, evacuation orders can't keep up -- with deadly results

Officials and experts say California needs to figure out how to improve its emergency alert system ... wildland firefighters statewide New fires erupt in Northern California; homes threatened Repeat ... read more

Editorial: Lessons for the future of California’s fire country

That’s good news, even if the new system wasn’t operable in time for Camp Fire victims. But many meteorologists believe that California may ... Improved alert systems and better building technology ... read more

188,000 evacuated as California’s massive Oroville Dam threatens catastrophic floods

California Department of Water Resources/Getty Images The evacuation took residents by surprise. April Torlone, 18, was at work at a Dollar General in Live Oak, Calif., Sunday evening when she ... read more

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All Malibu residents again ordered to evacuate

A mandatory evacuation order for the entire city of Malibu has been reinstated as one of California's major wildfires ... A New Hampshire woman says she and her brother are frantically trying to get ... read more


The Latest: S California Wildfires Have Burned 150 Homes

Fire ... Evacuation orders were issued for residents of the beachside community of Malibu. 9:55 a.m. A New Hampshire woman says she and her brother are frantically trying to get information about ... read more

Evacuation plan 'out the window' when fire hit California town

(Reuters) - When a "megafire" engulfed Paradise, California, officials and residents had to abandon their evacuation plans and improvise new ... town's alert system. Broshears said other towns could ... read more

At least 21 dead in horrific California wildfires, hundreds missing

Mandatory evacuations and road closures were underway in Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties, the heart of California’s wine country, as the flames threatened thousands of structures. The Atlas fire has ... read more

California’s top lawmakers: ‘Follow evacuation orders’

SANTA ROSA — California’s leading lawmakers ... neighborhood was destroyed although a local fire station was nearby. They said the system to get people to evacuate didn’t work, something they hope ... read more

Tracking the California Wildfires: Wednesday

2 Views of Lifted Evacuation Orders, 5:35 ... LYONS The release also draws parallels between the California fires and the 2005 hurricane that devastated New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast — and ... read more

Alerts reached few in Sonoma County in early hours of Wine Country fires

As out-of-control flames moved into residential neighborhoods in the middle of the night in October, Sonoma County turned to a relatively new alert system ... October wildfires. Last month, state ... read more

With time ticking, earthquake warning system tested in Northwest

Fears of such a quake - heightened after the devastating 2011 Japanese temblor - have fueled the development of the computer alert system that officials hope will save lives and protect ... high ... read more

California Fires Lay Waste to 140,000 Acres and Rage On

More than 20,000 people have heeded evacuation warnings, fleeing on foot and by car as the fires overtook their towns — local governments issued new evacuation orders ... “We always thought the alert ... read more



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