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CBS Sacramento - The fire in April destroyed Jeanie Kendrick’s plans. “My dream was to retire and have the American dream. My own home,” she said. Two days after the devastating fire gutted her mobile home, she and her granddaughter Denette say two women from CRDN Textile Experts showed up unannounced to the burned home. “They told me my insurance company sent them,” she said. “I said, ‘State Farm sent you?’” Denette recalls. “And they said, ‘yes.’”
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The Christian Science Monitor - Tropical Storm Sandra has formed in the eastern Pacific well south of Mexico and is expected to later strengthen to a hurricane. The storm’s maximum sustained winds Tuesday morning are near 45 mph (75 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Sandra is expected to become a Cat. 1 hurricane (74-95 mph winds) on Wednesday. The National Hurricane Center reports that as of 3 a.m. Central time Tuesday: "During the next 3-4 days, Sandra is forecast to gradually slow down as it moves around the western periphery of a deep-layer subtropical ridge that extends from the southwestern Gulf of Mexico westward across central Mexico.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
FOX 5 - The woman who started a massive fire at an apartment building in Detroit is speaking exclusively to FOX 2. Distraught and desperate for forgiveness, the woman believed to be responsible for the fire at the Grayton Park Apartments on the city’s west side spoke with FOX 2 by phone from Sinai Grace Hospital. She says she was trying to get rid of the bed bugs that had been in her apartment for more than a year."They had sent exterminators over, but it didn’t work, and these things just kept at me, they just kept at me," she says.
Monday, November 23, 2015
ABC 7 - Five people sustained minor injuries in a fire that broke out in the iconic John Hancock Center Saturday afternoon. The fire broke out just a few hours before the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival was to begin on Michigan Avenue. Fire officials said it took only about a half hour to put the flames out and while the homeowner on the 50th floor remained unharmed, her unit was completely gutted by flames.
Monday, November 23, 2015
ABC 15 - A Valley neighborhood is calling one woman a hero after she stepped in to warn her neighbors of a fast moving fire. Investigators are looking into what caused a fire at a home being renovated in North Phoenix. The fire broke out around near 12:30 p.m. near 20th Street and Bell Roads. Aurora Correa saw the flames and knew several of her neighbors were home, and didn’t know they were in serious danger. “I ran to one of the guy’s door and we started banging on the door and the windows, nobody was answering,” said Correa.
Friday, November 20, 2015
ClickOrlando - A woman kicked out windows of a burning Orange County home Thursday morning to rescue several cats. Jamie Dickson, whose father suffered burns in the blaze, broke out the windows of their Boreas Drive home, near Goldenrod and Lake Underhill roads, to save the cats. Her father refused to be taken to a hospital, fire officials said. Six of seven cats were saved in the fire. Firefighters used feline resuscitation equipment to help save some of them. The fire burned the front of the home, the garage and a vehicle.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Reuters - About 185,000 homes and businesses remained without power in Washington state late on Wednesday, after a storm blew down trees and triggered mudslides, killing at least three people, authorities said. Governor Jay Inslee declared a statewide emergency because of the storm, which left a wide swath of the Puget Sound region under flood watches and warnings. In the Spokane area of eastern Washington, utility Avista warned it could take three to five days to restore services to nearly 115,000 customers without power.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
MS News Now - At least two tornadoes hit Mississippi during storms Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service in Jackson says on its Twitter account that survey teams estimate that a storm north of Morton, in Scott County, had top winds of 109 mph and was on the ground for nearly 9 miles. It damaged a number of structures. The Weather Service also says surveyors found evidence of a twister near Edwards in Hinds County. Estimated top winds of 100 mph uprooted numerous trees along a 2-mile path.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
FOX News - A five-alarm fire erupted Tuesday at a Pennsylvania industrial complex, prompting a large response from firefighters, nearby evacuations and hazmat teams. An evacuation order was issued for about 75 homes on Washington Road in Leetsdale because the chemicals in the fire were not immediately determined, CBS Pittsburgh reported. It is unclear if there are any injuries. One reporter tweeted that there were four minor injuries. The fire originated at Weatherford Engineered Chemistry, which is an oil and gas service company, reports say.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
FOX4 - There was another ATM theft early Wednesday morning in the Fort Worth suburb of Hurst. It happened around 4:30 a.m. at a Valero convenience store on Precinct Line Road near Hurst Boulevard. Police said the suspects showed up in two vehicles. One of them was a stolen flatbed truck that they rammed into the store. The suspects caused a significant amount of damage before getting away with the money machine in the second vehicle. Investigators are now processing the stolen flatbed truck and looking for clues that could lead them to the suspects. No arrests have been made.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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