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    Oregon wildfires: Half a million people flee dozens of infernos

    BBCSeptember 11, 2020

    More than 10% of Oregon's population are fleeing, according to the Oregon Office of Emergency ManagementMore than half a million people in the US state of Oregon are fleeing deadly wildfires that are raging across the Pacific Northwest, authorities say.

    Fanned by unusually hot, dry winds, dozens of fires are sweeping the state, and at least one is being treated as suspected arson.

    Governor Kate Brown said the exact number of fatalities was not yet known, though at least four were confirmed.

    More than 100 wildfires are currently scorching 12 western US states.

    The worst affected are Oregon, California and Washington, where entire towns have been destroyed.

    Some 4.4 million acres have been razed, according to the National Interagency Fire Center - an area larger than Connecticut and slightly smaller than Wales.

    Climate scientist Daniel Swain told the New York Times it was "really shocking" to see so many large and destructive fires burning at once.

    "I've spoken to maybe two dozen fire and climate experts over the last 48 hours and pretty much everyone is at a loss of words. There's certainly been nothing in living memory on this scale."

    What is the latest in Oregon?

    On Thursday evening, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management confirmed the latest evacuation figures, which amount to more than 10% of the state's 4.2 million population.

    Governor Kate Brown, a Democrat, said: "We have never seen this amount of uncontained fire across the state... This will not be a one-time event. Unfortunately, it is the bellwether of the future. We're feeling the acute impacts of climate change."
    The victims in Oregon include a 12-year-old boy and his grandmother, who died in a wildfire near Lyons, 70 miles (110km) south of Portland.

    Wyatt Tofte, his dog, and his grandmother Peggy Mosso died in the family car trying to escape the blaze. The child's mother was severely burnt.

    Lonnie Bertalotto, Ms Mosso's son and Wyatt's uncle, confirmed the deaths in a Facebook post. "Don't take anything in life for granted and make the best of everyday," he wrote.

    A colour infrared satellite image shows destroyed homes after the Alameda Fire in Phoenix, Oregon: burned vegetation and property appear grey, surviving vegetation is in red

    Rich Tyler, a spokesman for the Oregon State Fire Marshal's office, told Reuters news agency: "Every fire is investigated for the possibility of arson so that we can either determine it is or rule it out."

    One of the most destructive blazes, the Almeda Fire, which started in Ashland near the California border, is being treated as suspicious. It has been linked to at least two deaths and destroyed hundreds of homes in the towns of Phoenix and Talent.
    But rumours that fires in the Douglas County area were started by left-wing "anti-fascist" activists or members of the far-right Proud Boys group have been discounted by police.

    The wildfires have also prompted mass evacuations in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon's largest city. According to the Portland Tribune newspaper, the pollution in the city on Thursday was ranked highest in the world, above Jakarta, Indonesia; Delhi, India; and Lahore, Pakistan.

    Where are people evacuating?

    Officials have set up 19 temporary shelters across the state for people fleeing the fires. Local news station KOIN have published a list of the centres.

    Evacuation shelters have been asked to adopt "policies to prevent the spread of Covid-19", adding that authorities should try to set up dormitories of fewer than 50 people. "Large congregate shelters should be a last resort," a release said.

    People should also consider "sheltering in place" due to the pandemic. The release added that anyone who spends time in a shelter should self-isolate once they leave as they may have been exposed to the virus.

    What is the situation elsewhere?

    In Washington state, a one-year-old boy died and his parents were in a critical condition after smoke and flames overwhelmed them as they tried to escape the state's largest wildfire, in the northern county of Okanogan.

    A fire also destroyed most homes in the eastern town of Malden. Police had run through the streets shouting at residents to flee as the flames closed in.

    In California, authorities in Butte County north of Sacramento have found 10 bodies in the last two days, and there are fears the toll will rise as 16 people remain unaccounted for.

    There, some 64,000 people were under evacuation orders while 14,000 firefighters battled 29 major fires. An evacuation order has been issued for the community of Paradise which was largely destroyed in the 2018 Camp fire.

    Six of the top 20 largest fires in California's history have occurred this year. "If you are in denial about climate change, come to California," Governor Gavin Newsom said in August.

    A study in 2019 warned that climate change has made severe wildfires more likely in California.

    Saying goodbye to our first home

    Sam Elm and her partner, Micah, lived in Phoenix, Oregon. Sam shared her experience fleeing from the wildfire - and saying goodbye to their home - with BBC OS.

    A fire started in a nearby town and began encroaching. "It took our home," she says. "It was an intense experience."

    "We were listening to the scanners... We were hearing it get closer and closer.
    "At a certain point we got a call saying: 'You need to leave right now.' It was raining ash on - everything."

    As they were about to leave, Sam says her wife called her upstairs to a wall in their home decorated with the signatures of friends, and members of their community - which Sam says was a "point of pride" for them.

    "She slams her hand on the wall - because we've never signed our own wall, because it was our house we lived in - she traced her hand, she slammed my hand on the wall, she traced my hand, she kissed me and said: 'Don't forget this was our first home. And we left."

    Sam adds that she and her wife were the lucky ones. "Not everybody got to say goodbye to their homes - we did. Our pets are with us. We know people whose pets got stuck in their houses...we know people that are missing."

    Sam and Micah are currently staying with a friend, hoping to get a hotel room through insurance.

    But she doesn't know what six months down the line looks like now that they've lost their home. She says she has no clue "how to traverse any of this".

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    Trump needs to put a PAUSE on all immigration now!

    We need to stop the flow of refugees, TPS, asylum, illegal aliens and people coming here on work visa's.

    500,000 people alone, just in Oregon who are out of their homes and jobs!

    Look at California and Washington too! We have hurricane and tornado damage. We have millions of people who are displaced or homeless.

    Stop bring more people here! We have no housing, no jobs.

    Stop giving our money to foreign countries. Shut that down! It is OUR money out of our wallets.

    We need to rebuild America. We need to stop this unrelenting invasion of our country.

    We need a break, we need to help American's first and foremost.

    We are not the door mat, ATM machine, food bank, and dumping ground for the world's people and their problems anymore!

    Stop giving our citizenship away and end the anchor baby scam!

    We have 30 MILLION to deport for immediate relief to our housing, schools, welfare, food stamps, roads, healthcare system, crime, courts, and jails.

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    'Don't come back until you find him': The harrowing story of a father's desperate attempt to save his son in the Oregon wildfires

    Capi Lynn, Salem Statesman Journal

    ,USA TODAYSeptember 11, 2020

    100 western wildfires scorching more square miles than

    (Editor's note: During the search for his 13-year-old son Wyatt in the Beachie Creek Fire in Oregon, Chris Tofte and a family friend acting as a spokesperson shared their experiences during multiple interviews with The Statesman Journal of the USA TODAY Network. This reporting is the culmination of those interviews, including Tofte's first-hand accounts and other details shared with him by his wife, Angela Mosso.)

    SALEM, Ore. — Chris Tofte blew past the blockade, his green Jeep Cherokee aimed for the bowels of the raging Beachie Creek Fire.

    It was around 4 a.m. Tuesday, and he was desperately searching for his wife, son and mother-in-law. The family lived 4½ miles up North Fork Road SE, about 10 minutes from Lyons and 30 minutes from Salem.

    Halfway there, the road flanked by walls of fire and fallen trees, he stopped for a man whose arm was badly burned. The man wanted a ride but didn't get in when he found out Chris was headed deeper into the wildfire.

    Chris agreed to pick him up on the way down, but the man wondered out loud whether he'd make it.

    Back in the Jeep, struggling to navigate a road once so familiar but now shrouded by smoke-filled darkness, Chris almost ran over what looked like a bikini-clad woman on the road. Once he was closer, he realized she was wearing underwear.

    Her hair was singed, her mouth looked almost black, and her bare feet were severely burned.

    Chris Tofte directs volunteers on how to get to his house to continue searching for his son Wyatt Tofte,13, and his dog Duke in Stayton, Oregon on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020.He impatiently tried to help her into his car, explaining how he needed to find his wife and son, feeling like she was resisting.

    Finally, she spoke. "I am your wife."

    He felt like he was going to pass out. He thought he would start crying. Instead, he said, something turned off in him. He didn't feel anything.

    Once they were in the car and he got turned around, which was tricky with the borrowed trailer in tow, he sped down the road. As he approached the blockade, he honked the horn to get the attention of nearby paramedics.

    While Angela was being tended to, he tried to ask about Wyatt.

    Their 13-year-old son was missing.

    Escaping the fire

    Angela Mosso, Angie to most, is a devoted wife and mother.

    When her son's baseball team needed a coach, she volunteered. It didn't matter that she barely knew how to throw a ball.

    She's also been a dedicated caretaker for her mom, Peggy Mosso, for nearly 10 years.

    She had watched the wildfires come out of nowhere and spread swiftly. When evacuation orders seemed imminent, she began packing some of their belongings and putting items on the porch. Her husband could load them when he returned with the trailer he was borrowing from a friend.

    He still wasn’t home when they went to bed — only to wake up to their house on fire.

    Angela Mosso, her mother Peggy Mosso and her son, Wyatt, in an undated photo.The three of them were able to get out, with their dog and three cats, and were set to leave in one of the family's vehicles when something went wrong. Chris figures the car must have caught fire.

    It was clear to Angela they would not be able to drive out. She needed to save Wyatt. She told him and Duke, the family's 200-pound bull mastiff mix, to run for it.

    Escaping on foot wouldn't be possible for her mother. Peggy, 71, had recently fallen and broken her leg. She was scheduled to have surgery in a few days. Ultimately,
    Angela knew if she wanted to survive, she had no choice.

    She had to leave her mom behind.

    Peggy Mosso died in the fire. Her remains have yet to be recovered.
    Angela got out by walking nearly three miles on the blazing hot asphalt. If she had shoes when she started, they melted away.

    This photo of Wyatt Tofte circulated on Facebook throughout the search for the 13-year-old from Lyons.Chris still doesn't know all the details. He never will. Even when Angela has been able to provide some of them, they've been difficult to absorb. He hadn't slept since Sunday night and barely knows what day it is.

    Angela was transported first to Salem Hospital, then to the Legacy Emanuel Hospital Burn Center in Portland, where she remains in critical condition. In addition to her feet, she has burns on her arms and back.

    She's been heavily sedated but knows her son, who's athletic and loves video games, is still missing.

    Her instructions to her husband of 24 years after he visited her on Tuesday: "Don't come back until you find him."

    A visual guide: Wildfires burned millions of acres across the West. See what that looks like.

    Searching for Wyatt

    What she didn't know was that Chris drove back up North Fork Road that first night, while she was on her way to Oregon's only burn center, looking for Wyatt.
    By then, though, the fire had spread.

    He couldn't make it half as far as he did the first time before turning around and even then, he had some close calls negotiating fallen trees. He saw flames rising over the ridge and wasn't sure he could beat the fire down the hill.

    Chris continued to search the next day and night, his throat hoarse from yelling his son's name. Friends and family spread the word by posting photos of Wyatt on Facebook. Thousands of people shared the posts.

    Some responded by joining the search. Others could only offer prayers.

    Chris Tofte hugs a friend before a group leaves to search for his son Wyatt Tofte, 13, and his dog Duke in Stayton, Oregon on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020.False hope surfaced when someone posted that the boy had been found safe at a friend's house. If only it had been true.

    Friends and family still clung to hope that Wyatt, who turned 13 in February, had made it out safely. But they had seen his mom, her injuries, her bare feet. How long would Wyatt's shoes last?

    Chris grew frustrated with the response from law enforcement — limited to what it could do because of extremely dangerous conditions in the evacuation area — and organized his own search efforts.

    He gathered a group Wednesday afternoon at the Stayton Park and Ride to coordinate plans, and they caravanned to the base of North Fork Road, the same place where Chris blew past the blockade that still stands.

    Chris Tofte gets emotional after a group of volunteers left to continue searching for his son Wyatt Tofte,13, and his dog Duke in Stayton, Oregon on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020.Then he spoke with Marion County Sheriff's deputies. He listened, obviously distraught over what they told him. He hugged someone, spurned attempts from friends trying to console him, then got in his Jeep and sped away.

    Wyatt's body had been found. His son had died.

    Leann Moore, a friend of Angela's for more than 20 years, said he was found in the driver's side of a vehicle on the family's property, with Duke draped over him.
    No one knows how or why Wyatt returned.

    Earlier in the day, his dad rehashed his worst nightmare. What if he had been allowed past the blockade or blown through it earlier? Could he have saved them?
    Follow Capi Lynn on Twitter: @CapiLynn.

    This article originally appeared on Salem Statesman Journal: Oregon wildfires: The story of Chris Tofte's search for his son, Wyatt

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    Our citizens are suffering all over this country due to lost homes and jobs. Loved ones who lost their lives.

    You swamp rats need to shut down ALL immigration immediately.

    No Visa Lottery!

    No Chain Migration!

    No Refugees!


    We need to rebuild our homes all across this country. We need to rebuild our inner-cities.

    We need to put all American's to work and off welfare and food stamps!

    We have been left behind while you RATS send our money overseas in the billions to other countries.

    Enough is enough! Your duty is to protect and help the American people....not the rest of the damn world and we are sick of it!

    This is heartbreaking
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    Let those displaced by fires, floods, and tornadoes use those facilities!

    No illegal aliens heads on beds! Put their butts on buses back home and cut off the welfare and food stamps. Our states are BROKE, not one dime for illegal aliens. We need that money in our budgets to help our own people right now.
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    ‘Miracle With a Sad Ending’: Couple Survive But Lose Baby in Wildfire Chaos

    Kate Briquelet

    ,The Daily BeastSeptember 10, 2020

    GoFundMe/courtesy Tammie MabryWhen he couldn’t reach his cousin Jake Hyland on Monday, Jim Mabry drove to his family’s remote property in rural Washington state, where wildfires turned pastures of 4-foot-high sage into dust.

    Jake and his wife, Jamie, along with their 1-year-old son, Uriel, were visiting their land in Okanogan County when flames from the Cold Springs Fire ripped through the area. Relatives couldn’t reach the couple, or emergency services, because power lines were down.

    On Tuesday, Mabry discovered Jake’s truck stuck in a ravine, about a quarter of a mile from the land. The vehicle had blown through a barbed wire fence. Its windshield had melted, and the steering wheel and dashboard were obliterated, he recalled.

    “When I first saw the truck, I didn’t want to search,” Mabry told The Daily Beast. “I was so convinced I was coming across remains. Because I didn’t see any chance of them making it.”

    Yet the Hylands made a harrowing escape, relatives said, abandoning their small pickup truck and heading to the Columbia River, where rescuers miraculously found them Wednesday morning.

    Their little boy did not survive.

    Grandmother, 12-Year-Old Grandson, Four More Die as Wildfire Smoke Enshrouds Oregon and California in Darkness

    Now Jake, 31, and Jamie, 26, are hospitalized in critical condition, their bodies covered in burns. Jamie, who is pregnant, has burns on 50 percent of her body, mostly on her arms, hands and face, Mabry told The Daily Beast.

    “It’s a miracle with a sad ending,” he said. “They survived, but lost a child.”

    He added, “They loved their son. He was their ray of hope.”

    A GoFundMe page—which shows a photo of the couple and their baby smiling on their remote property just a few months ago—has raised more than $117,000 for the family. Jake, his family said, is expected to have at least four more surgeries and will be in the intensive care unit for at least two weeks.

    The Cold Springs wildfire is just one of a slew of blazes to decimate swaths of the Pacific Northwest and California in recent days, with fires killing at least a dozen people in that state alone, according to the LA Times. In Lyons, Oregon, 12-year-old Wyatt Tofte died beside his dog. His grandmother, Peggy Mosso, was also killed in a blaze.

    Officials said the death toll was expected to rise in California, Oregon, and Washington, where thousands of residents have faced evacuation orders. In California, the ferocious August Complex fire—which had burned more than 471,000 acres and was only 24 percent contained as of Thursday afternoon—was the largest blaze in state history.

    Also on Thursday, the National Interagency Fire Center reported 102 fires had burned through 4.3 million acres throughout the country, mostly in the West. The Cold Springs fire, which burned 172,000 acres, was 10 percent contained.

    Mabry said Jake’s property was deeply isolated—no cell service, electricity, or running water. The closest town is a 45-minute drive. Jake and Jamie stopped at the property to drop some supplies at their Quonset hut on their way home from a wedding in Spokane, Mabry explained, noting that the blaze started around 9:45 p.m. local time Sunday, and reached the property hours later.

    “People have been making rude comments, about how dumb they are that they didn’t get the evacuation notice,” Mabry’s wife, Tammie, told The Daily Beast. “It is off grid. I don’t think people understand that.”

    Mabry said the Hylands ditched the truck, which hit some rocks, and fled in the darkness early Monday morning, carrying their son and a jug of water.

    Authorities scheduled a search for Wednesday at 10 a.m., but Mabry said the couple was found earlier thanks to a family member’s Facebook post on a local fire watch page. A boat from the Colville Tribe’s fish and wildlife agency discovered the couple.
    According to local news channel KREM, detectives with the sheriff’s office and tribal police are investigating the child’s death as a homicide since the fire could have been “human-caused.”

    Two hundred miles away, the wildfires came for virtually an entire town.

    Tyler Tjomsland/The Spokesman-Review via AP

    Larry Frick, 53, told The Daily Beast he was visiting his son in Pullman—about 47 miles south—when heavy winds set his community of Malden ablaze on Monday.
    He and his wife, Chandelle, rushed home to save their dogs and cats, one of which has gone missing. They also believed Chandelle’s mother was home at the time; luckily, she’d left before the fires consumed their neighborhood, ultimately destroying roughly three quarters of the homes in the town.

    They passed through smoke, fallen trees, and the torched houses of their neighbors. When they got home, their deck and shed were on fire, and they worked for hours to douse the flames with a garden hose and sprinkler.

    “The whole time, it literally felt like a war zone. Explosions were going off all through town, ammunition, propane tanks, fires blowing up,” Frick said. “A couple made the ground shake.”

    “We’re still in shock,” Frick added. “I feel a sense of guilt. We have everything and we really don’t need anything but our power back on, and everyone around us has lost everything. They just have the shirts on their backs.”

    As for the Hylands, relatives said they were shocked and thankful Jamie and Jake were discovered alive. “When you look at the scene, we were like… we don’t know how they could have survived. The truck is like something you couldn’t believe,” Tammie Mabry said.

    Jim Mabry said he’s gone through a rollercoaster of emotions since his cousin vanished. First he was told the Hyland family survived. Then he learned Uriel had died. The child had joined his parents on a visit to the property last spring during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, when they took a walk to the river where they were later rescued.

    One recent photo shows little Uriel in a carrier on his mother's back as they roamed the land.

    “Being a mom was her dream,” Tammie said of Jamie Hyland. “She was made to be a mom.”



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    Death toll climbs to 17 as wildfires burn millions of acres in California, Oregon


    ,Good Morning AmericaSeptember 10, 2020

    At least 17 people in Oregon, California and Washington have now died because of the devastating wildfires ravaging the West Coast, and the destruction is anticipated to worsen, according to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.

    There were dozens of active fires, with nearly 900,000 acres burned in the state as of early Thursday afternoon, according to the Oregon Office of Emergency Management. Those wildfires have scorched about 500 square miles since Monday.

    Tens of thousands of residents have been evacuated, and the fires have destroyed thousands of structures, according to authorities.

    "Over the last 24 hours, Oregon has experienced unprecedented fires, with devastating consequences across the state," Brown said in a statement Thursday. "Our number-one priority right now is saving lives. This could be the greatest loss of human lives and property due to wildfires in our state's history."

    The death toll rose sharply on Thursday evening as the Butte County, California, sheriff announced seven more deaths from the North Complex Fire -- formerly known as the Bear Fire. There was also an additional death reported from the Slater Fire in Siskiyou County, California.

    Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea also said 16 people remain unaccounted for.

    PHOTO: Security officials survey the Bear Lakes Estates neighborhood which was left devastated by the Almeda fire in Phoenix, Oregon, U.S., September 9, 2020. (Adrees Latif/Reuters)

    So far at least four deaths have been reported in Oregon -- two in Marion County in the Santiam Fire and two in the town of Medford in the Almeda Fire.

    The Almeda Fire, in Jackson County in the southern part of the state, has devastated the towns of Phoenix and Talent, where hundreds of homes and businesses are destroyed. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office said more deaths are expected.

    Jackson County Sheriff Nate Sickler said a criminal investigation has been launched to determine the origin point of the Almeda Fire, where human remains were found.

    PHOTO: Red sky and thick smoke are seen in Salem City, Oregon, U.S., September 8, 2020, in this picture obtained from social media. Picture taken September 8, 2020. (Zak Stone/ZAK STONE via Reuters)

    Many of the fires in Oregon are still 0% contained, including the Beachie Creek and Riverside fires, which have burned more than 182,000 and 112,000 acres, respectively.

    Other major fires include the Lionhead Fire, which is more than 109,000 acres and is 5% contained, and the Archie Creek Fire that has burned 68,000 acres and is only 1% contained.

    PHOTO: A color infrared satellite image shows a closeup view of Northridge Terrace in Medford, Ore., after the Alameda Fire, Sept. 9, 2020. (2020 Maxar Technologies via Reuters)

    In Clackamas County, Oregon, four fires have forced thousands to evacuate. The blazes there have destroyed 230 structures, including at least 16 homes, with another 600 threatened. The entire county is under some type of evacuation order.

    The destruction has led Oregon lawmakers to plead with President Donald Trump to approve emergency disaster funding to aid the state's battle with the wildfires.

    "It is imperative that the federal government support these local communities with the resources they need. ... Given the severity and speed with which these fires are spreading across my district, I urge you to expedite the declaration process to ensure that Oregonians have the resources they need to respond to and recover quickly from these devastating wildfires," Rep. Peter DeFazio, along with other Oregon lawmakers, wrote in a letter to Trump.

    PHOTO: Illustration (ABC News)His thoughts were echoed by Sen. Jeff Merkley.

    "The number and scale of fires burning in Oregon is unprecedented, and Oregonians who are suffering need immediate relief," the senator tweeted. "I'm leading the congressional delegation in pushing for the federal assistance that we need to manage and recover from this crisis."

    Air quality alerts remain in effect from Washington to central California due to all the smoke from the wildfires.

    PHOTO: The San Francisco Bay Bridge and city skyline are obscured in orange smoke and haze as their seen from Treasure Island in San Francisco, Calif. on Sept. 9, 2020. (Brittany Hosea-Small/AFP via Getty Images)South of Oregon, the Golden State's sky is eerily orange and red as fire personnel battle more than two dozen massive blazes.

    Cal Fire said Thursday evening that 2.6 million acres have burned across the state currently.

    The North Complex Fire -- a joining of the previously named Bear Fire and Claremont Fire -- had grown to over 247,000 acres with zero percent containment Thursday evening, according to Cal Fire.

    MORE: 'Devastating' discovery as child dead, parents badly burned in Washington wildfire

    Thirty-seven fires had emerged since Wednesday alone and more than 14,000 firefighters are engaged across the state.

    The Creek Fire in Fresno County has consumed more than 175,000 acres and is still 0% contained. It's forced more than 45,000 people to evacuate and has destroyed at least 365 structures, including 60 residences.

    Elsewhere in California, the Slater Fire has destroyed more than 150 homes and caused at least two deaths. It is currently 120,000 acres. The Valley Fire is over 17,000 acres and about 35% contained.

    PHOTO: The San Francisco skyline is obscured in orange smoke and haze as their seen from Treasure Island in San Francisco, Calif., on Sept. 9, 2020. (Brittany Hosea-Small/AFP via Getty Images)

    Six of the top 20 largest wildfires in California history have occurred this year.
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom said the viral images of an orange sky in San Francisco and other parts of the state are a "cry out for change." He said to help prevent future wildfires all levels of government must step up to fight climate change.

    "CA has invested more in wildfire prevention than any time in our history. Enacted bold climate policies. But it's not enough," the governor tweeted. "We must do more. We need action at EVERY level. CA cannot do this alone. Climate change is REAL. So please — VOTE."

    ABC News' Jenna Harrison and Marilyn Heck contributed to this report.
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    Our beautiful states are destroyed by fires, floods, tornados, and hurricanes out of our control.

    Yet the dumbass Democrat Mayors ALLOW looting, destroying businesses, setting fires, and the murder of people in our streets and have destroyed thousands of peoples lives.

    Shame on you incompetent disgusting swamp rats that you are so BLINDED by your hate for our elected President that you would sit back and burn your own damn cities to the ground.

    Shame on you Nancy Pelosi for leading the charge. You are no leader, you are a disgusting, lying, human being for what you have done over the last four years and your entire career while you lined your pockets full of CASH and eat your ice cream and go get your hair done. We know damn well you are behind a lot of this unrest, your deviant phone calls to Obama and the rest, and meetings with your rotten Democrats who plot and plan and who do nothing for the American people but waste our money and your screams of hate.

    And now the taxpayers are going to ultimately PAY the ultimate cost for your sheer incompetence! They need to be removed from office and jailed for this and never hold office again!
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