Wildfires in the U. S. and Heavy Rainfall in Eastern Europe
Wildfires in California, United States
A series of wildfires has affected parts of San Diego County, California, over the last couple of days. The Cocos fire located near San Marcos has caused the evacuation of over 6,000 people. This large fire north of San Diego has destroyed three homes and an additional 1,500 homes remain threatened by flames. Nearby in Carlsbad, the Poinsettia fire has forced over 15,000 people to evacuate with over 2,000 structures threatened by the fire. Three other wildfires continue to burn in San Diego County causing the Governor of California to declare a State of Emergency for the area. (FEMA)
The latest forecast for Carlsbad, California, shows little to no chance of precipitation over the next 10 days (WU).
Severe Weather in Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe has been experiencing a different kind of problem. Heavy rainfall over the last few days has affected parts of Eastern Europe mainly parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, floods have affected the northern, central and eastern parts of the country. Authorities have declared a state of emergency in eight municipalities, and hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes. Rainfall is forecast to continue in the area over the next few days. In nearby Serbia, flooding has caused three deaths, and an estimated evacuation of 500 people. A country wide emergency was declared and authorities have issued a Red Flood Alert for Kolubara River. (ECDM)
Current Hazard Warnings
Drought: United States (Southwest/Pacific)
Earthquakes: 6.8 – 128km SSE of Punta de Burica, Panama, 6.6 – 102km SE of Ifalik, Micronesia, 6.5 – Southern East Pacific Rise, 6.6 – 97km SE of Ifalik, Micronesia
Fire: United States (California)
Flood: Afghanistan (Eastern), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Guatemala (Southwest), Indonesia (South Sulawesi), Serbia (Central), Tanzania (Eastern), United States (Florida, Midwest, Nebraska, North Dakota)
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