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US Wildfires: Weather Service issues red flag warning


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

14th Sep, 2020. 12:17 pm
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US Wildfires: Weather Service issues red flag warning

The US National Weather Service has issued a “red flag warning” for areas of the West Coast, as strong winds are expected to spread deadly wildfires more. 

According to the international news agency, high winds are likely to hit parts of southern Oregon, with no rain.

Areas including Oregon, California, and Washington have been facing severe fires for three weeks. Huge ablaze have burned land and destroyed homes. 

Tens of thousands of people were compelled to evacuate the area. At least 33 have died in fire-related incidents. 

On the other hand, several people are missing in Oregon alone. One emergency official said the state should be preparing for a “mass fatality incident”. 

The forest for Sunday issued a warning for strong windsof 15-25 mph and gusts of 30-40 mph in the Shasta Valley and east of the Southern Oregon Cascades.

According to the international news agency, a red flag warning is given for events of severe nature. The warning is given for incidents that could result in major fires, and which demands extreme caution by residents.

According to the latest updates, nearly 40,000 people are under mandatory evacuation orders in Oregon. Firefighters are fighting against 16 large blazes.

Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has reported 10 deaths, but officials threatened the toll could be greater.

On the other hand, US President Donald Trump is expected to visit the community of McClellan Park in California on Monday to be briefed on the fires, amid a row over their cause.

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