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California Fires Pose Grave Risk to Marijuana Growers

For many businesses in northern California, it will take years to rebuild from the wildfires that have decimated the region. For many legal cannabis growers, the destruction could be insurmountable. At least six marijuana farms have been destroyed, said Hezekiah …

Emergency Price Stabilization Act in Effect in Four Oklahoma Counties

An Emergency Price Stabilization Act is in place in Mayes, Rogers, Tulsa and Wagoner counties after a state of emergency was declared following the recent tornado outbreak in those counties, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced. The price gouging statute …

Wisconsin Under State of Emergency for Wildfire Danger

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency as the state faces heightened wildfire conditions. Walker issued an executive order directing all state agencies to assist with potential wildfire response and recovery efforts. The order also directs the …

U.S. Blizzard Grounds Flights, Raises Power as Trump Tweets

A late-winter storm is about to bury the eastern U.S. in snow. Airlines have canceled thousands of flights, wholesale power prices surged and natural gas futures rallied as the storm prepared to spin up the Atlantic Coast, threatening New York …

Wind and Rain from Hurricane Matthew Block Roads, Cut Power in Virginia

High water and downed trees are blocking roads and tens of thousands of people are without power as southeastern Virginia cleans up after Hurricane Matthew’s heavy rain and winds. Dominion Virginia Power says more than 100,000 customers in Virginia are …

Washington Governor Declares Emergency in 20 Counties in Wake of Wildfires

Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency for 20 Eastern Washington counties in response to multiple wildfires that threaten homes and natural resources. Inslee issued the declaration Tuesday after touring fires in the Spokane region. Inslee noted that …

Monstrous Southern California Wildfire Displaces More than 80,000

It tore through canyons and flew over ridges in every direction with astonishing speed, sending flames 80 feet skyward and forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes. The Southern California wildfire that began as a small midmorning patch of …

3 Deaths Reported in Tennessee from Weekend Storms

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency says severe storms overnight July 8 are to blame for three deaths in the eastern part of the state. The agency says a 60-year-old man and 40-year-old woman were killed in Carter County when a …

Severe Flooding Leads to State of Emergency in Tennessee

Officials have declared a state of emergency in Tennessee after heavy rains caused flooding in several areas overnight and more rain is forecast. Tennessee Emergency Management Agency spokesman Dean Flener said on Thursday that crews were performing swift-water rescues in …

At Least 7 Tornadoes Hit Mississippi as Severe Storms Batter Region

A major storm system hit several Southeast states this week, bringing high winds and tornadoes to multiple regions and killing at least one person in Mississippi. Injuries and damage were also reported in Florida from an apparent tornado. The National …