There's a Flex Alert today

Three simple steps to conserve energy: 1. Turn off all unnecessary lights. 2. Postpone using major appliances until after 6 p.m. 3. Adjust your air conditioning to 78 degrees or higher — or use a […]


U.S. forecasters raise Atlantic hurricane outlook

(AP) – U.S. forecasters are raising their estimate of potential storms in the remainder of the Atlantic hurricane season, which enters its peak period this month. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its updated […]


Report: Drought worsens in key farm states

(AP) – The latest U.S. drought map shows that excessively parched conditions continue to worsen in the Plains states that are key producers of corn and soybean crops. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map released […]


Rains ease long enough for rescues in Philippines

(AP) – Widespread flooding that turned half of the Philippine capital into a “water world” eased long enough for rescuers on rubber boats to reach many of the distressed residents still marooned in submerged villages […]


Ernesto becomes hurricane, heads to Mexico

(AP) – Forecasters say Ernesto has become a hurricane off the coast of Honduras and is headed toward the Yucatan Peninsula. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Ernesto had winds of 80 mph and was […]


Preventing heat stress

If you work or play outside in the summer or areas that are warm all year you should know about heat stress safety tips. Heat stress is caused by over exposure to hot climates. You […]


SoCal heat wave this week!

(AP) – A heat wave is setting up across the interior of Southern California. Forecasters say a triple-digit heat begins in the valleys and desert areas today and peaks tomorrow and Wednesday. They also warn […]


More tough conditions for firefighters

(AP) – Fire crews in Colorado are slowly gaining control over the Waldo Canyon fire near Colorado Springs. The fire ranks as the most destructive in state history, having destroyed nearly 350 houses, but it’s […]


Camp Pendleton wildfire 80 percent contained

(AP) – Firefighters at Camp Pendleton are making progress against a 250-acre brushfire that erupted during training at the Southern California Marine base. The base says the blaze is 80-percent contained Wednesday. No buildings have […]


Wildfires burn 700 acres of Calif. brushlands

(AP) – A nearly 700-acre brushfire is burning north of Los Angeles but authorities say no homes are threatened and they hope to contain it by noon Tuesday. Fire spokesman Manuel Madrigal says the 689-acre […]





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