Stella Dimoko Death Toll Rises And Thousands Rendered Homeless As Wildfires Torch California Wine Country


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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Death Toll Rises And Thousands Rendered Homeless As Wildfires Torch California Wine Country

Firefighters battled wind-whipped wildfires on Tuesday in California which have left at least 11 people dead, thousands homeless and ravaged the state's famed wine country.

California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in three northern counties -- Napa, Sonoma, and Yuba -- and said thousands of firefighters had been deployed to fight the blazes.

Seven deaths were reported in Sonoma County, two in Napa County, one in Yuba County and one in Mendocino County and the governor said "emergency responders anticipate the number of fatalities could grow. Among the dead in Napa were a couple aged 99 and 100 years old who had been married for 75 years, KTVU-TV said. They were unable to evacuate their home in time.

The fires have burned more than 100,000 acres (40,500 hectares), forced the evacuation of more than 20,000 people and destroyed over 2,000 homes and businesses, according to the authorities.

Appealing Monday to President Donald Trump for federal aid, Brown said at least 18 fires had broken out in seven counties.

These fires have been extremely difficult to contain and many remain at zero percent containment," he said. "The devastation and disruption caused by these fires is extraordinary. Thousands have been made homeless.

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Yori Yori Princess Loveme Jeje said...

so many disasters. May God comfort all who has been rendered homeless.

RIP to loved ones who passed away. comfort to all Amen

My two kobo said...

So much doom and gloom...the end is nigh and...the worst is yet to happen...


Chike TEFLON said...

RIP to the dead

Alloy Chikezie said...

How sad.

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yetus said...

Eternal rest grant unto them o lord and let your perpetual light shine on them. May their soul rip. May God comfort them.

TheLagosShopper(Goods and services 4rm the popular Lagos markets to anywhere in naija?07030493148) said...

So much sadness in America,I remember Napa from Tia andTamera'S reality Show on TLC!!!
Lord have mercy!!!

Stella maris Baby said...

So sad!!
Rip to the affected couple and others.

Lord console their families.

Broomstick said...

Each year, same issue. May God keep them safe a d may the souls of the departed rest in peace. Napa? That's wine country

jelly said...

This is sad, lord console the families of the departed ones. Rip to them

Anonymous said...

America gan sef first water(flood)then fire(wildfire) next earth and wind

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