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Wildfires Burn More Than 1,000 Homes in Texas, California [VIDEO]

Dozens of wildfires have destroyed more than 1,000 homes in Texas and California in the past week.

Fueled by drought conditions and wind gusts from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, the massive Bastrop County Complex fire east of Austin is the most destructive fire of the year, Texas Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd said. Despite the efforts of hundreds of firefighters, the blaze has grown to 30,000 acres and is still uncontained.

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Katia Strengthens Into Category 1 Hurricane Over the Atlantic [VIDEO]

As much of the East Coast continues the cleanup from Hurricane Irene, the 11th named storm of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season has roared to life.

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Hurricane Irene Marches North, Claiming Four Lives Thus Far [MAP, VIDEO]

Over a million people in North Carolina and Virginia are currently without power after Hurricane Irene came ashore on Saturday, and other states further north are bracing for impact on Sunday.

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East Coast Rocked by Earthquake, Pentagon Evacuated

An earthquake epicentered in Virginia occurred Tuesday afternoon, with people in Washington, DC, New York, Ohio, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Toronto reporting they felt the tremors, as well.

Reports thus far indicate the quake registered a 5.9 on the Richter scale.

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Wichita Falls About To Enter Drought Watch: Stage One

 

So, fellow, Wichitans, it looks likes we need to implement some big-time water conservation!  City leaders met today to discuss the conditions we've undergone the last few months and it looks like Drought Watch 2011 will be upon us sooner than we'd like to believe.  Here's the official statement from the City: 

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How You Can Help Victims of Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

Many of you are wondering how you can help the Japanese people, in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that has struck the island nation. Here are some organizations involved in the rescue and recovery effort that you can donate to.

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4-Year-Old Girl Crawls Through Snow to Save Family [VIDEO]

The pick-up truck 4-year-old Averie Carrion was riding in with her mother and one-year-old brother slid off an icy Iowa highway, flipping over into the snow.

It was night, and the temperature was well below freezing. But Averie managed to crawl her way out of the overturned vehicle, and then trudged a quarter mile through the snow to the nearest farmhouse to get help. She told the family who lived in the farmhouse that her brother was injured and she thought her mother was dead.

Averie’s mom wasn‘t dead -- she thinks that she blacked out after the accident -- and was obviously very upset when she couldn‘t find Averie. However, not long after the emergency vehicles arrived, the folks from the farmhouse got to the scene and informed everyone that Averie was back at the house and doing fine.

Luckily, nobody was seriously injured, making for an especially happy ending.

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Winter Weather Advisories, Cancellations and Delays

Winter Weather Update:

Warmer temperatures are on the way to Texoma, with highs reaching the upper 40's and maybe even the low 50's by Friday afternoon.

While no additional snow or frozen precipitation is forecast, some patchy ice will still exist on roads tomorrow morning.  Officials advise cauti

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