Wind-whipped fire leaves Northern California hamlet in ashes

Wind-whipped fire leaves Northern California hamlet in ashes

KLAMATH RIVER, Calif. — A week ago, the scenic Northern California hamlet of Klamath River was home to about 200 people and had a community center, post office and a corner grocery store. Now, after a wildfire raged through the forested region near the Oregon state line, four people are dead and the store is … Read more

Kentucky floods: A father of 5 is among at least 37 dead as battered infrastructure hampers search for the missing

Eastern Kentucky: Hundreds are still missing after flooding as death toll reaches 37

“He was a hero,” his wife, Macy, told CNN. “He was the one that was out helping people instead of worrying about himself.” Many who survived the floods are finding themselves in destroyed communities. Scores of people have lost their homes. Some remain stranded because of washed-out roads, without access to clean water or electricity, … Read more

Eastern Kentucky: More help needed to reach those stranded by deadly flooding — many requiring insulin or other care — resident says

Eastern Kentucky: Hundreds are still missing after flooding as death toll reaches 37

But reaching the missing isn’t the only challenge. Many people known to have survived are still stranded because of the washed-out roads — and there’s a desperate need to either deliver supplies they need or move them, a resident of flood-hit Knott County says. “I still have aunts and uncles that are stuck in hollers. … Read more

Eastern Kentucky: Hundreds are still missing after flooding as death toll reaches 37

Eastern Kentucky: Hundreds are still missing after flooding as death toll reaches 37

As rescue and recovery crews worked to reach isolated areas Monday, the number of people confirmed dead in last week’s flooding rose to 37, Gov. Andy Beshear announced. The death toll is expected to rise. “We are still looking for people, and sadly we are still finding those bodies,” Beshear told CNN on Monday evening. … Read more

More rain, more bodies in flooded Kentucky mountain towns

More rain, more bodies in flooded Kentucky mountain towns

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Another round of rainstorms hit flooded Kentucky mountain communities Monday as more bodies emerged from the sodden landscape, and the governor warned that high winds could bring another threat — falling trees and poles. Govt. Andy Beshear said the death toll rose to 37 while hundreds of people remained unaccounted for … Read more

2 bodies found in burned vehicle in California wildfire zone

2 bodies found in burned vehicle in California wildfire zone

YREKA, Calif. (AP) — Two bodies were found inside a charred vehicle in a driveway in the wildfire zone of a raging California blaze that was among several threatening thousands of homes Monday in the western US, officials said. Hot and gusty weather and lightning storms threatened to boost the danger that the fires will … Read more

Kentucky flooding: As dozens are found dead and death toll is expected to rise, officials call for critical recovery supplies

Kentucky flooding: As dozens are found dead and death toll is expected to rise, officials call for critical recovery supplies

At least 28 people, including four children, have died due to the widespread flooding that struck last week, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Sunday. The governor told NBC’s “Meet the Press” he believes recovery crews are “going to be finding bodies for weeks, many of them swept hundreds of yards, maybe a quarter-mile plus from where … Read more

Infrastructure damage hampers flood recovery in Kentucky

Infrastructure damage hampers flood recovery in Kentucky

HINDMAN, Ky. (AP) — Damage to critical infrastructure and the arrival of more heavy rains hampered efforts Sunday to help Kentucky residents hit by recent massive flooding, Gov. Andy Beshear said. As residents in Appalachia tried to slowly piece their lives back together, flash flood warnings were issued for at least eight eastern Kentucky counties. … Read more

McKinney Fire: In just 3 days, the Northern California fire has exploded to become the state’s largest blaze this year

McKinney Fire: In just 3 days, the Northern California fire has exploded to become the state's largest blaze this year

The blaze, dubbed the McKinney Fire, broke out Friday afternoon in the Klamath National Forest near the California-Oregon border and has since ripped through more than 52,000 acres, advancing on homes and forcing nearly 2,000 residents to evacuate Saturday, authorities said. Heavy smoke over the fire helped slow its growth Sunday, but also kept firefighting … Read more

Kentucky flooding: Death toll ‘could potentially double’ as people in stricken areas remain hard to reach, governor says

Kentucky flooding: Death toll 'could potentially double' as people in stricken areas remain hard to reach, governor says

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear lamented that more people are expected to be reported dead following what officials have described as unprecedented flooding in the region. “This is a type of flood that even an area that sees flooding has never seen in our lifetime,” Beshear told CNN after returning from an aerial tour of flooding … Read more