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Thousands evacuated as heat and fires torment the United States

Thousands evacuated as heat and fires torment the United States

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Natalia Witulska,
04.07.2024 13:00

It's unfortunate but not surprising that many parts of the world are plagued by intense heat and devastating fires in the summer. We're used to hearing about Greece or Spain being affected, but this time, the terrible news comes from the United States.

Global warming is a harsh reality that we witness at every turn. Scientists point out that the waters of the seas and oceans are getting warmer, glaciers are melting much faster than expected, and the influx of African air in Europe is becoming increasingly common. Sadly, we have also become accustomed to receiving tragic news every year about fires that pose a significant threat to human and animal life.

Following the devastating fires in Greece, the United States is now facing a similar situation. Journalists in the USA report a massive threat, with thousands of people being evacuated and alerts reaching more than 110 million individuals. A total of 21 states are at risk, and Californian firefighters are working tirelessly to contain the fires that are devastating the forests and have the potential to spread further.

Wildfire season in the US

On Wednesday, 3 July, we received devastating news from the United States: massive wildfires have affected the state of California. Emergency services work tirelessly to contain the blaze and protect residents, but the outcome remains uncertain. Consequently, emergency alerts have been issued to more than 100 million people, and thousands have been evacuated.

US media report that one of the largest and most severe fires erupted in Oroville, completely destroying numerous buildings. In response, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in the affected area. Many residents have been evacuated and taken to safety.

"We are using every available tool to tackle this fire and will continue to work closely with our local and federal partners to support impacted communities," said Gavin Newsom in an official statement.

According to radiozet.pl, record and dangerous temperatures are affecting California, the southern plains, and the mid-Atlantic region, as reported by the National Weather Service. Heat warnings have been issued for 110 million people across 21 states.

Source: radiozet.pl

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