Wildfires

For sale signs are seen on the wildfire-ravaged Fountaingrove area as rain comes down Friday, April 6, 2018, in Santa Rosa, Calif. A fierce Northern California storm Friday shut down Yosemite National Park, threatened mudslides in wildfire-ravaged wine country and could present the first test of a partially repaired offshoot of the nation's tallest dam that nearly collapsed last year. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 06, 2018 - 8:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fierce Northern California storm Friday shut down Yosemite National Park, threatened mudslides in wildfire-ravaged wine country and could present the first test of a partially repaired offshoot of the nation's tallest dam that nearly collapsed last year. Recent heavy rainfall...
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For sale signs are seen on the wildfire-ravaged Fountaingrove area as rain comes down Friday, April 6, 2018, in Santa Rosa, Calif. A fierce Northern California storm Friday shut down Yosemite National Park, threatened mudslides in wildfire-ravaged wine country and could present the first test of a partially repaired offshoot of the nation's tallest dam that nearly collapsed last year. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 06, 2018 - 7:09 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fierce Northern California storm Friday shut down Yosemite National Park, threatened mudslides in wildfire-ravaged wine country and could present the first test of a partially repaired offshoot of the nation's tallest dam that nearly collapsed last year. Recent heavy rainfall...
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A man walks between flood barriers on 17th Street in San Francisco, Thursday, April 5, 2018. Northern California is bracing for a major spring storm that is expected to dump several inches of rain on burn-scarred areas of wine country. It could also bring the biggest test so far of a partly finished new spillway at the nation’s tallest dam. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 06, 2018 - 4:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fierce Northern California storm Friday shut down Yosemite National Park, threatened mudslides in wildfire-ravaged wine country and could present the first test of a partially repaired offshoot of the nation's tallest dam that nearly collapsed last year. Recent heavy rainfall...
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A man walks between flood barriers on 17th Street in San Francisco, Thursday, April 5, 2018. Northern California is bracing for a major spring storm that is expected to dump several inches of rain on burn-scarred areas of wine country. It could also bring the biggest test so far of a partly finished new spillway at the nation’s tallest dam. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 06, 2018 - 3:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fierce Northern California storm is shutting down Yosemite National Park, threatening mudslides in wildfire-ravaged wine country and possibly presenting the first test of a partially repaired offshoot of the nation's tallest dam that nearly collapsed last year. Heavy rainfall...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file aerial photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, mudflow and damage to homes in Montecito, Calif. California's insurance commissioner says more than $421 million in insurance claims losses have been filed since deadly mudslides blasted through the community of Montecito during extremely heavy January rains. (Matt Udkow/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)
April 02, 2018 - 5:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than $421 million in claims have been filed since deadly mudslides tore through the coastal community of Montecito during extremely heavy January rains, California's insurance commissioner said Monday. Insurers have received more than 2,000 claims for residential and...
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Santa Barbara County Fire Department Public Information Officer David Zaniboni looks at the water flowing down Montecito Creek next to a home that was destroyed in the Jan. 9 mudslide in Montecito, Calif., Thursday, March 22, 2018. A new round of heavy rain arrived Thursday, leaving authorities and disaster-weary residents on edge. (AP Photo/Daniel Dreifuss)
March 22, 2018 - 6:46 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A powerful storm spread more rain across California on Thursday, swelling rivers, flooding streets and causing some mud and rock slides but, so far, sparing communities a repeat of the disastrous debris flows that hit during a downpour early this year. The National Weather...
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Rain causes a hillside to collapse along La Tuna Canyon Road in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 22, 2018, where mandatory evacuation orders had already been in place amid moderate to heavy rain in the recent burn area. A powerful storm spread more rain across California on Thursday, flooding streets and threatening to unleash mud and debris flows into communities near areas burned bare by wildfires.(AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
March 22, 2018 - 3:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A powerful storm spread more rain across California on Thursday, flooding streets and threatening to unleash mud and debris flows into communities near areas burned bare by wildfires. The National Weather Service said there were numerous reports of street flooding in the Central...
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Janet waits for her bus under the cover of a new umbrella at a bus stop in Adelanto, Calif., as rain began to fall on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP)
March 22, 2018 - 10:28 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although the first wave of a worrisome Pacific storm didn't cause any major problems in California, a new round of heavy rain arrived Thursday, leaving authorities and disaster-weary residents on edge. After an overnight lull, the storm picked up intensity before dawn on the...
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Pedestrians make their way across a street in the pouring rain in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The storm came ashore on the central coast and spread south into the Los Angeles region and north through San Francisco Bay, fed by a long plume of subtropical moisture called an atmospheric river. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
March 21, 2018 - 4:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A strong Pacific storm dropped heavy rain Wednesday on a swath of coastal California, where thousands of people have been evacuated because of the threat of debris flows and mudslides from wildfire burn areas. The storm came ashore on the central coast and spread south into the...
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This undated family selfie by Kristine Sperling shows herself, from left, daughter Alice, 11, her husband Daniel, 48, and their dog King at their home in Montecito, Calif. The Sperlings evacuated from Montecito on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, ahead of a powerful storm that that is predicted to sweep through California in the next few days. (Kristine Sperling via AP)
March 21, 2018 - 2:09 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When sheriff's deputies told Kristine Sperling and her family they should evacuate their Southern California home because of an approaching storm in January, they didn't listen. Sperling thought she, her husband and their 11-year-old daughter would be perfectly safe. But the...
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