The West Virginia flooding has killed of 24 people and left thousands of people homeless. The donation and collection drive for food, clothing and other items for the victims are still well underway, but there are still areas that remain devastated.
West Virginia Flooding Areas
Deadly floods poured out in torrents in West Virginia last week. At least 23 people have been killed and more than 1,200 homes have been ravaged in the state. Hundreds of homes and numerous businesses have been destroyed in Kanawaha and Roane County. Greenbrier County also suffered the same fate. more >>
The Erskine fire continues to blaze bright in Central California. So far, the wildfire, considered to be the most devastating, has burned more than 45,000 acres of land and destroyed more than 250 structures.
The Erskine fire has been burning since last week and it continues to do so as the summer heat and low humidity have been fanning its flames, pushing it further to what's left of Kern County. The wildfire started Thursday last week and has encompassed more than 46,000 acres of land, according to the Incident Information System.
Following the Erskine wildfire that ravaged more than 150 homes in central California, officials say that the death toll may rise as investigation continues.
The Erskine fire started on Thursday and is believed to have affected 30,000 acres of central California land including Kernc County and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The extensive fire engulfed hundreds of homes, livelihoods and claimed at least two lives.
Erskine Wildfire Casualties, Injuries more >>
UPDATE: The number of casualties of the recent West Virginia Flood has reportedly risen to at least 26.
West Virginia Declared Major Disaster
Last week, the state experienced heavy rain and major flooding. Various cities witnessed cars being washed away, people scrambling to safety and power lines failing to deliver electricity. In fact, the flood left more than 20,000 West Virginians without power for several days and in more unfortunate cases, many even lost their homes. more >>
Pink snow or "watermelon snow" in the Arctic has started to surface. Though it's pretty to the eye, experts say its occurrence signals something bad for the environment.
What is Pink Snow?
Pink Snow occurs when green algae absorbs ultraviolet rays, resulting to ice glaciers melting faster. The unusual incident happens in places with high altitude such as the Alps, Arctic and Greenlad. The presence of "watermelon snow" sends an alarming message that climate change could get worse. more >>
Authorities have confirmed a wildfire near Lake Isabel in Erskine since Thursday, which has reached about 30,000 acres, destroying about 100 structures including homes with two people killed and three injured.
The wildfire prompting Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency in the area. At present, the cause of the fire has yet to be found out and is under investigation.
Mother Nature Not Cooperating more >>