Temperatures will continue to rise this week as forecasters warn of searing temperatures due to very high humidity along with heat over a large portion of the United States.
Forecasters warned residents of the Midwest of a phenomenon known as a "heat dome." Heat domes develop when moisture combined with extreme high temperatures create more heat over a large area. The heat dome will cover the entire Midwest, sparing the northwest part of the United States.
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The first super typhoon of the season Nepartak looks like it will reach landfall in Taiwan within the next 24 to 48 hours.
The current path that the storm sees Nepartak landfall in Taiwan then head north to China before dissipating near the Korean peninsula sometime next week.
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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.
West Virginia's three most devastated counties and possibly others will receive federal assistance after the state's worst flooding in more than a century killed at least 24 people, officials said on Saturday.
President Barack Obama declared a major disaster for West Virginia and ordered federal aid to affected individuals in Kanawha, Greenbrier and Nicholas counties that could include grants for temporary housing, repairs and other programs.
Obama spoke with West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin on Saturday afternoon to give his condolences and make sure the governor has the federal resources he needs, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said. 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 >>