3 Things To Know Today
1 California Burning: 31 Dead As Firefighters Face Santa Ana Winds
Santa Ana winds are doing their worst and that is not good news for outgunned firefighters in California. Between Los Angeles and Ventura counties, the Woolsey Fire has destroyed more than 84-thousand-acres, destroyed almost 180 structures and is threatening another 57-thousand. How expansive is this? Red Flag fire danger warnings are now posted in Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. The Hill Fire, which broke out Thursday near Camarillo in Ventura County, is now 65-percent contained. Along the way, over a quarter million people have been forced from their homes. In Northern California, the news is worse. The Camp Fire is now being called the most destructive individual wildfire in state history. The blaze – which is burning north of Sacramento – has destroyed more than seven-thousand structures (most of them homes) and burned over 100-thousand acres, including nearly the entire town of Paradise
2 Florida Has A Serious Election Mess On Their Hands As Recounts Get Underway
Florida hasn’t had a good reputation when it comes to elections for about two decades – and their record doesn’t appear ready to change that this time around. At present, there are recounts happening in three races, including senate and governor. Among those crying foul, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who’s separated from Governor-elect Ron DeSantis by about 33-thousand votes at last check. Gillum is slamming Republicans for wanting to stop the counting of votes in Florida elections. In a news conference, Gillum said he wants all votes to be counted regardless of the outcome. Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott is also upset – accusing his Senate challenger Democrat Bill Nelson of "committing fraud." Scott tells Fox News Sunday that Nelson is a "sore loser." Before the recount was ordered, Scott remained in the lead by just over 12-thousand votes. Since the recount, his lead has narrowed. Both Scott and President Trump are accusing Democrats of trying to "steal" the election.
3 Trump Pops Off About CA Fires On Twitter, Then Pulls Back
As thousands of brave men and women risk their lives to fight the various fires across California, President Trump took to Twitter to blamed the blazes on “mismanagement.” While in in Paris for ceremonies commemorating the end of World War One, Mr. Trump offered, "There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor." But that’s not all. "Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests," he added. "Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!" The reaction was swift – from celebrities and average people alike. His subsequent posts focused more on the work of the rescuers and responders.