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Northwest drought worsens

(CNN) – Drought conditions in the West are getting worse. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday, more than two-thirds of Western U.S. is dealing with extreme or exceptional drought. That’s the highest level in recorded history. Experts say …

Drought emergency declaration expanded in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCAL/CNN) – The ongoing drought is forcing California’s governor to expand the emergency declaration already in place for some areas. California’s bone-dry landscape reveals all we need to know. The state is locked in another intense drought. The governor is …

Northwest heatwave blamed for dozens of deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. (KATU/CNN) – 79 people are confirmed dead in Oregon since Friday from the Pacific Northwest heatwave. Multnomah County was hit the hardest and, and as KATU’s Lincoln Graves reports, the toll could rise. The Pacific Northwest’s heatwave wasn’t just record-breaking. …

Heat wave continues on the West Coast

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (CNN) – Parts of Oregon and Washington State are facing an excessive heat watch The high temperatures are only making things worse for the West Coast where extremely low rain and snowfall over the past year has left the …

Heat wave continues to break records across the West

(NBC) – An unrelenting week of extreme heat out West with more than an eighth of the US population suffering through a record-breaking heatwave, and it isn’t letting up. That’s straining power systems and threatening an already drought-ridden region and summer doesn’t …