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Donald Trump Declares California a ‘Major Disaster’

President Donald Trump approved a declaration of a “major disaster” in California over the weekend, freeing up federal funds for flood relief in several rural counties in response to requests from Governor Jerry Brown and local residents.

Oroville Dam main spillway (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Race Against Rain: Oroville Dam Must Drain 50 Feet by Wednesday

Officials are releasing water from the Oroville Dam, the nation’s highest, at the astonishing rate of 100,000 cubic feet per second, with the goal of lowering the lake’s elevation by 50 feet before a week of rain and snow hits the region Wednesday.

Tsunami Drill (Michelle Moons / Breitbart News)

New Tsunami Warning Resurrects Old California Fears

Californians have been warned for decades that “the big one” could shove the coveted coastline into the sea in the wake of a massive earthquake like the one featured in Vin Diesel’s new disaster flick San Andreas. Now, a new study is pumping statistics into old fears that the threat could come to life.

Huey Pendleton (DVIDSHUB / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

Pendleton Marine Chopper Found Crashed in Nepal, Survivors Unlikely

Nepalese authorities reported Friday that three bodies have been pulled from the remains of a U.S. Marine helicopter in Nepal after search teams discovered the aircraft that had gone missing Tuesday while delivering earthquake relief supplies.

Prado Fire (Dan Cole / Associated Press)

Prado Dam Fire near L.A. Triggers Evacuation

On Saturday night, over 300 homes near Chino Hills by the Prado Dam had to be evacuated because of a brush fire rapidly traveling through the area. Jennifer Fuhrman, a spokeswoman for the Riverside County Fire Department, said the blaze was first reported at just after 6 p.m.

AP Photo/Teresa Crawford

Two Dead, 20 Injured in Devastating Illinois Tornados

Two towns some 80 miles west of Chicago are struggling to recover from a series of deadly tornados that careened through the area killing two, injuring 20, and leaving dozens of families homeless.