Ten states have HUGE area’s of wild fires…..
Louisiana to Florida have a second Huge Hurricane rolling over them…
The wildfires raging on the West Coast became an all but inescapable crisis around the country on Tuesday, with at least 27 people dead in three states, fires and evacuations starting in Idaho, milky smoke clouding the skies over Michigan and haze reaching as far as New York City.
In the states where the fires are burning worst — with more than five million acres charred so far in Oregon, California and Washington State — the authorities were trying to adapt to a disaster with no clear end in sight, under conditions deeply exacerbated climate change.
The Bay Area, under a choking blanket of smoke for four weeks, set another record for consecutive warnings about hazardous air. The Oregon State Police established a mobile morgue as teamssearched incinerated buildings for survivors and the dead. Alaska Airlines suspended flights out of Portland, Ore., and Spokane, Wash., citing “thick smoke and haze.” And Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon requested a presidential disaster declaration, saying late Monday, “to fight fires of this scale, we need all the help we can get.”…
With wildfires raging across the West, climate change took center stage in the race for the White House on Monday as former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. called President Trump a “climate arsonist” while the president said that “I don’t think science knows” what is actually happening.
Hurricane Sally has arrived from the Gulf Coast….
In addition, the center is calling for an “extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm surge” in coastal areas.
Heavy rain and tropical-storm force winds have already begun and the storm’s impacts are expected to intensify as Sally comes ashore Tuesday night into Wednesday near the Mississippi-Alabama border.
Sally’s plodding motion means a relentless pounding from wind and water lasting into Thursday will cover coastal zones from extreme southeast Louisiana to the western Florida Panhandle, which are under hurricane and storm-surge warnings….