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In this 2015 photo, fire crews run controlled burns at night to contain the Butte Fire near Arnold, Calif. In the community that serves as gateway to Calaveras Big Trees State Park, residents didn't always applaud when officials began mapping plans to thin dense stands of trees to reduce fire risk. "Arnold resisted this for a long time because people love their trees," said Steve Wilensky, a former Calaveras County supervisor who works with nonprofits to improve fire safety in the Sierra. (Andrew Seng/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
April 13, 2019 - 10:18 am
SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — Impoverished towns in the shadow of Mount Shasta. Rustic Gold Rush cities in the Sierra Nevada foothills. High-dollar resort communities on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Ritzy Los Angeles County suburbs. They all could be the next Paradise. A McClatchy analysis reveals...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Ramon Alicea Burgos walks past his palm tree, with its top broken off one year ago by Hurricane Maria one outside his partially rebuilt home in the mountain town of Barranquitas, Puerto Rico. A fight between President Donald Trump and Democrats over hurricane relief for Puerto Rico is imperiling a widely backed disaster aid bill that is a top priority for some of Trump’s southern GOP allies. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
April 11, 2019 - 6:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months after hurricanes devastated the Southeast, Washington infighting has shelved a widely backed disaster aid package that President Donald Trump's allies in Florida and Georgia are desperately seeking. Trump's opposition to aid to Puerto Rico — slammed by back-to-back...
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Jim Hanzo
April 10, 2019 - 10:03 pm
Another great day in store for the first day of the French Quarter Festival. A couple more good days before we get some showers on Saturday. "A line of strong to possibly severe storms rolls in Saturday night after midnight, and most of the rain will be finished by early Sunday morning around 8 a.m...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 10, 2019 - 6:30 am
While a blizzard is forecast from the northern Rockies to the northern Plains, here in Southeast Louisiana we are looking at near record high temps making it feel like summer today. "High pressure will sit over us today and that will provide us with plenty of sunshine and low humidity. It will be...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 08, 2019 - 6:38 am
After a line of severe weather blew through Sunday night, Monday is looking far less stormy. "The line of severe thunderstorms is well east of Louisiana this morning. We could have a few showers possible for the morning commute, but overall it will be cloudy and muggy," Dave Nussbaum - WWL-TV...
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April 08, 2019 - 3:57 am
BOPIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's first disaster was a cyclone. The second has been cholera. Now hunger could be the third. The raging floodwaters that made a large part of central Mozambique a vast inland sea are draining, laying bare a severe lack of food for the months ahead. Cyclone Idai...
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Jim Hanzo
April 07, 2019 - 4:38 pm
We are still on the lookout for some possible heavy storms coming this evening, into the overnight hours. "The system that's moved through Texas is now heading our way," said your local weather expert, WWL-TV meteorologisy Jay Galle. "It has been producing some hail and some strong gusty winds."...
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Chris Miller
April 06, 2019 - 7:54 pm
A strong low pressure system sweeping into the area Sunday night brings with it a slight risk of severe storms. "First, Sunday morning looks mild and foggy, then expect a warm and breezy afternoon with a few scattered thunderstorms," said local weather expert, WWL-TV meteorologist Alexandra...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 05, 2019 - 11:30 pm
We get a break from most of the rain on Saturday. "Saturday looks mostly dry, but warmer, with only a 20% chance for a few, isolated showers and storms, and highs in the low 80s," according to WWL-TV Meteorologist Chris Franklin. He says, however, that another potent upper trough will trigger...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 05, 2019 - 7:00 am
Looks like more rounds of rain on the way for your Friday, but not the deluge that flooded streets yesterday. "More wet weather is on tap today, but we will not have near as much rain," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum said. "There is a lingering front across Southeast Louisiana." He says that...
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