Fire-plagued Western states should brace for more in the future, so says the study from the University of California at Berkeley. Weather is a big factor, though a combination of factors can also be cited.
The updates listed here include all 105 counties either in an emergency, warning or watch status.
Projection for Independence Day holiday travel is tying a record for the highest auto travel volume in the past decade. Local AAA offices are busy Tuesday, making last minute plans for customers.
About 1.7 million people are still without power in ten states and Washington, DC. More than 20 people are dead from storms fueled in part by the heat. (Photo from WJZ-TV, CBS Baltimore)
Kansas City authorities are probing 3 deaths that may be heat-related. One-third of the U.S. population was under some kind of heat warning Friday. The scorching conditions are expected to stretch into next week in some places.
The flood relief bill amendment provides financial relief to citizens of communities upgrading their levee systems
These stamps for 2012 and 2013 offer you an easy way to protect wetland habitats around the nation.
The Topeka Police and Fire Departments remind all Topekans, that as we continue to enjoy this 4th of July and fireworks season, to please do so by following this safety checklist.
Evacuations in Colorado Springs and surrounding county rise to nearly 36,000. The forecast stays hot and dry into next week.
The Kansas Guardsmen will remain in Colorado for up to 15 days. The lightning-caused fire is 15 percent contained. So far it has burned more than 52,000 acres, destroying about 100 homes and other structures.
"Few areas will be below 90 degrees in the Northeast," so says the weather service in the Northeast. Last year, the weather service reported 206 heat-related deaths nationwide.
Flash flooding in Duluth, Minnesota, has forced residents to evacuate, left homes underwater, destroyed roads and even led to the drownings of at least eight animals at a zoo.
Flood warning remains in effect in parts of Alabama tonight. Parts of West Pensacola, Florida, got 23.6 inches of rain from the storms. Officials in Escambia County expect damage there to total more than $20 million.
Storms have brought a tornado and 2-inch hail to Wyoming, a day after thunderstorms pummeled parts of Wyoming and Colorado with golf ball-sized hail and heavy rain.
The power corporation reminds us all, copper thefts cause power outages and endanger Westar customers and employees.
Thanks to gifts of fans from Westar, the Red Cross is ready for its annual summer fan donation on June 13th. Here's where to go and fill out the form, to make sure you might be able to have a free fan in the Kansas heat.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that May 2012 will end as the second warmest on record in the United States. Here's why.