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California Officials Assess Heavy Storm Damage in Northern Part of the State

It’s too soon to peg a damage estimate from days of rainy weather that turned streets into rivers and living rooms into swimming pools throughout Northern California, state and county officials said. In San Benito County south of San Francisco, …

Northridge Quake Anniversary Prompts Reminders For California Residents

The California Earthquake Authority put out a notice reminding residents in the state that Tuesday marks the 23rd anniversary of the 1994 Northridge earthquake. The magnitude-6.7 shake that widespread damage to freeways, office buildings and homes. The cost to rebuild …

Tornado That Touched Down in California Not So Rare

The latest storm to wallop Northern California whipped up a small tornado that downed trees and fences near Sacramento. Here’s what you need to know about twisters in California, which occur regularly but in limited numbers and force. The twister …

Drought-Weakened Trees Are Falling Hazards in Rainy California

Drenching winter rains combined with the punishing effects of six years of drought are causing trees to topple across California, in some cases with deadly results. At least two people have been killed in the past month. Seemingly sturdy oaks, …

Expert: Remote Nevada Earthquakes Big Enough to Cause $1B in Damage

A trio of significant earthquakes that struck a remote part of western Nevada along the Sierra Mountains’ eastern front Wednesday were big enough to cause as much as $1 billion in damage if they had been centered beneath a big …

Families Remember Deadly North Texas Tornado

Kenneth and Natasha Briggs and their four children had avoided the area near the Bush Turnpike and Interstate 30 in spite of, and because of, what it had done to form their family. This week, however, Natasha sat front and …

CEA Reports No Claims So Far from Nevada Quake

A swarm of earthquakes in Nevada produced shaking in wide parts of Northern and Central California early this morning, including in Sacramento and Fresno. The first shock, a magnitude 5.7, occurred shortly after midnight southwest of Hawthorne, Nev., roughly 72 …

Western Kansas Saw 3 Brief Tornadoes Seen On Christmas Day

Three tornadoes were reported in Kansas on Christmas Day, causing some damage but no injuries, the National Weather Service confirmed. The Dodge City office of the weather service said the first tornado was reported six miles southeast of Bucklin Sunday …

California Mudslide Bursts Through Complex, Displaces 4 Families

Oceanside firefighters say a river of mud that flowed down a slope, burst through an apartment complex wall in the California town and poured into downstairs units displaced four families early Christmas morning. The Oceanside Fire Department says they found …

Moderate Quake Shakes California’s Central Coast

California’s central coast was rattled overnight by a 3.9-magnitude earthquake. San Luis Obispo County Sgt. Dave Nottenkamper says he felt a single sharp jolt just before 4 a.m. Wednesday. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake’s epicenter was about five …