Wildfires, Violent Weather Continue Attacking America
Posted by feww on June 13, 2013
Spreading Like Wildfire!
Two ferocious wildfires are spreading across southern Colorado, destroying scores of homes and consuming thousands of acres.
The so-called Black Forest Fire has devoured about 10,000 acres, destroying an estimated 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders and pre-evacuation notices to nearly 10,000 people and 3,500 residences and businesses, according to officials.
The second blaze, Royal Gorge Bridge fire, burning about 55 miles southwest of Black Forest Fire, has consumed about 5 square miles, destroying at least 20 structures.
Deadly Wildfire in California
“Wildfires also were burning in New Mexico, Oregon and California, where a smokejumper was killed fighting one of dozens of lightning-sparked fires,” said a report.
Red Flag Warnings
Red Flag Warnings are in Effect across parts of at least 5 states—Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.
Violent Weather Moving East
Forecasters at the NWS Storm Prediction Center have predicted a Moderate Risk of severe thunderstorms for parts of the Mid-Atlantic Thursday. “Significant wind damage expected, along with the possibility of large hail and a few tornadoes. Heavy rainfall will also accompany the system.”
On Wednesday, at least 12 tornadoes touched down in 3 states—Iowa, Illinois and Ohio.