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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Southern California heat wave to last through Tuesday, forecasters say

    Southern California heat wave to last through Tuesday, forecasters say
    A heat wave in Southern California is expected to last until at least Tuesday, said officials with the National Weather Service.  The weather forecast calls for parching humidity in the single digits, with highs in the 90s and up to 102 in higher...
  • Wildfire rips through 150 homes in Northern California

    Wildfire rips through 150 homes in Northern California
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fire crews in California battled on Tuesday to halt the advance of a day-old wildfire that has already destroyed about 150 homes, lapped at rural schools and caused power outages that left an evacuation shelter without electricity,...
  • Thousands of customers remain without power as L.A. heat wave peaks

    Thousands of customers remain without power as L.A. heat wave peaks
    About 4,000 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers remained without power Tuesday amid warnings that a stifling heat wave would likely send temperatures across the region into the triple digits, potentially breaking longtime records. The...
  • Power grid groans, blackouts roll through L.A. area as heat wave nears peak

    Power grid groans, blackouts roll through L.A. area as heat wave nears peak
    Power outages linked to L.A.'s intense heat wave rolled across the city Tuesday. As temperatures approached dangerous highs, harried crews restored service to one area only to be sent to another blackout. The scorching heat wave has pushed demand for...
  • How drought-friendly are swimming pools?

    To the editor: This article told two important stories: First, pools consume somewhat less water than a traditional lawn of the same size, and second, covered pools cut water evaporation by nearly half. Had the headline read "Use of pool covers...
  • Power grid and patience are strained as heat wave continues

    Power grid and patience are strained as heat wave continues
    Across Southern California, the unrelenting heat wave tested both emotions and the region's power grid. In northeast Los Angeles, students walked out of class when the air conditioning went out. Across town, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power...
  • L.A. forecast: Stifling heat wave could break records this weekend

    L.A. forecast: Stifling heat wave could break records this weekend
    Los Angeles faces a potentially record-breaking heat wave this weekend, with temperatures expected to climb into the triple digits in much of the region. As the mercury rises, humidity across the region is forecast to drop, putting Southern California...
  • California drought: 5-mph speed limit imposed on boats at Folsom Lake

    California drought: 5-mph speed limit imposed on boats at Folsom Lake
    With water levels at Folsom Lake down sharply, officials are imposing a 5-mph speed limit for boaters in the latest sign of California's extreme drought conditions. California State Parks officials say the low speed limit is needed to reduce safety...
  • L.A. heat wave: Medical emergencies expected to spike this weekend

    L.A. heat wave: Medical emergencies expected to spike this weekend
    A heat wave that’s forecast to bear down on the Los Angeles region this weekend is likely to bring not only a heightened threat of wildfires but also a spike in medical emergencies. “People overestimate their abilities and underestimate...
  • L.A. County heat alerts declared; cooling centers to open

    L.A. County heat alerts declared; cooling centers to open
    Dozens of cooling centers are opening across Los Angeles County as a potentially record-setting heat wave settles over Southern California. Public health officials directed residents to a list with more than 60 libraries and community centers in L.A....
  • Letter: Focus on real efforts to save water

    Bryan Mahoney offers important information in his Sept. 3 column and all of us need to make efforts to save water in this unprecedented drought. But if Burbank Water and Power does not take the drought conditions seriously, there will not be widespread...