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The Latest: Flooding, evacuations as storm hits California

The Latest: Flooding, evacuations as storm hits CaliforniaLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local):



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Big storm sets sights on California, evacuations ordered

Big storm sets sights on California, evacuations orderedSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful storm bearing down on California on Friday was expected to produce heavy rainfall, damaging winds, localized stream flooding and heavy snow in the Sierra Nevada, forecasters said.



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New Caledonia, Vanuatu order evacuations after powerful quake, but suffer little impact

New Caledonia, Vanuatu order evacuations after powerful quake, but suffer little impactNew Caledonia and Vanuatu ordered coastal evacuations on Wednesday after a powerful undersea earthquake triggered tsunami warnings in the South Pacific, but appeared to have suffered little damage. The quake tmsnrt.rs/2QdrtkL of magnitude 7.6, which struck east of New Caledonia, was just 10 km (6 miles) deep and about 155 km (95 miles) east-southeast of the Loyalty Islands, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said. “The good news is, we have had no injuries or damage,” said Oliver Ciry, a spokesman for New Caledonia’s directorate for civil protection and risk management, adding that abnormal movements of the sea off the east coast and around the Loyalty Islands had been spotted earlier.



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Mandatory evacuations underway in California due to mudslides

Mandatory evacuations underway in California due to mudslidesBurn areas face flash flood warnings in the first round of rain.



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Evacuations ordered in California amid mudslide and flash flood fears

Evacuations ordered in California amid mudslide and flash flood fearsUp to 10 inches of rain have fallen in the past eight days.



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Evacuations remain for Malibu, two found dead as Woolsey Fire doubles in size in Southern California

Evacuations remain for Malibu, two found dead as Woolsey Fire doubles in size in Southern CaliforniaTwo people were found dead, and more than 200,000 residents remain under mandatory evacuation as the Woolsey Fire rages in Southern California.



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Paradise, California, 'pretty much' destroyed as raging Camp Fire prompts evacuations, state of emergency

Paradise, California, 'pretty much' destroyed as raging Camp Fire prompts evacuations, state of emergencyOfficials in Butte County, California, urged residents to evacuate on Thursday as a rapidly growing fire threatened several communities.



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Massachusetts explosion: Teenager dead after multiple gas blasts and fires north of Boston cause mass evacuations

Massachusetts explosion: Teenager dead after multiple gas blasts and fires north of Boston cause mass evacuationsA teenager has been killed and at least 10 other people injured after a series of gas explosions rocked three communities north of Boston on Thursday. Authorities said Leonel Rondon, 18, of Lawrence, died after a chimney toppled by an exploding house crashed into his car. Massachusetts State Police urged all residents with homes serviced by Columbia Gas in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover to evacuate, halting traffic and causing widespread confusion as residents and local officials struggled to understand what was happening.



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Suspected gas explosions rock towns near Boston, forcing evacuations

Suspected gas explosions rock towns near Boston, forcing evacuationsDozens of explosions and fires rocked a wide area across several communities north of Boston, prompting evacuations of numerous neighborhoods.



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Reports: Over 1 million power outages expected as final evacuations begin ahead of Hurricane Florence

Reports: Over 1 million power outages expected as final evacuations begin ahead of Hurricane FlorenceFinal preparations are being made across the eastern United States as Hurricane Florence approaches, posing a major risk to life and property across the region.



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