California wildfires: more rain to aid firefighters while raising flood risk

California wildfires: more rain to aid firefighters while raising flood risk
 

More rain is forecast for northern California over the weekend, boosting efforts to extinguish wildfires that have raged there for two weeks but raising the risk of flash floods and landslides.
The weather is also expected to complicate efforts to locate victims of the Camp fire, which virtually obliterated the city of Paradise, 175 miles north-east of San Francisco.
Between 1in and 3in of rain is expected to fall between Friday and Sunday, adding to the 3in that already fell this week, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.
“Flash floods and debris flows will be a particular threat in... read more

 
23 November 2018 in World News, Views: 38
Source: Guardian
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