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Sixteen rescued after being trapped on SeaWorld ride for hours

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Sixteen people have been rescued after getting trapped on a ride at SeaWorld for four hours. The visitors were left hanging over a chilly California bay after their gondolas stopped working – with officials blaming an “unusual gust of significant wind” for the malfunction. One by one, firefighters used ropes and harnesses to lower the Read More

Pineapple Express's biggest punch set to hit water-logged California

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(Reuters) – The worst of the rain, snow, and winds carried by the so-called Pineapple Express, a river of warm air loaded with moisture, will hit California on Thursday and stick around at least through Friday, forecasters said. The aftermath of turbulence is seen on Compass Flight 5763 to Seattle, February 13, 2019 in this Read More

Mudslide risk from California storm forces hundreds to evacuate

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(Reuters) – Hundreds of California residents were ordered to evacuate their homes on Wednesday as rain from a powerful Pacific storm raised the risk of mudslides in areas hit by recent wildfires. Snow capped mountains are seen behind the downtown Los Angeles skyline, California, U.S., February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Some areas around Los Angeles Read More

Cars submerged, vineyards flooded as storm slams California

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(Reuters) – Rain, snow and high winds slammed California on Wednesday, submerging cars and flooding vineyards as the wettest storm of the winter hit the U.S. West Coast, sparking weather warnings from Arizona to Washington state. Snow capped mountains are seen behind the downtown Los Angeles skyline, California, U.S., February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Among Read More

'Pineapple Express' storm douses California with rain, snow

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(Reuters) – A Pacific storm system known as the “Pineapple Express” threatened to dump up to 8 inches (20 cm) of rain and 8 feet (2.44 m) of snow on areas of California, raising risks of flooding and mudslides, meteorologists said on Wednesday. “The (Pineapple) Express is no joke,” said Bob Oravec, meteorologist with the Read More

'Pineapple Express' from Hawaii set to soak California

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(Reuters) – California is bracing for its wettest storm of the winter as the “Pineapple Express” is set to dump up to 8 inches (20 cm) of rain and 8 feet (2.44 m) of snow on areas of the state, raising risks of flooding and mudslides, meteorologists said. The weather system, known as an atmospheric Read More

Major winter storm wallops central, eastern Canada

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A Canada Post employee delivers mail during a snow storm in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Helgren TORONTO (Reuters) – A winter storm dumped heavy snow and ice pellets on the most populated parts of Canada on Tuesday, closing schools and paralyzing transportation. Environment Canada expected 15 to 25 centimeters (6 to 10 Read More

Five PG&E directors to remain in revamped board

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(Reuters) – PG&E Corp expects only five of its current 10-strong board to stand for reelection at an annual shareholder meeting in May, as it restructures after filing for bankruptcy last month because of potential liabilities from California wildfires. FILE PHOTO: A PG&E truck carrying an American Flag drives past PG&E repair trucks in Paradise, Read More

New Zealand wildfires show no sign of easing, 3,000 flee

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Strong winds on Sunday are expected to fan forest fires that have been burning for a week through New Zealand’s South Island, forcing thousands of people from their homes, with more residents expected to flee, officials said. New Zealand Defence Force firefighters combat the Richmond fire near Nelson, South Island, New Zealand, Read More

Blizzard blankets Seattle, more snow forecast

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(Reuters) – A series of winter storms, packing heavy snow and gusty winds, grounded flights and knocked out power for tens of thousands of people in the Pacific Northwest, where forecasters predicted more snow could fall on Sunday. Seattle residents woke on Saturday to the rare sight of their city covered in white as the Read More