They say a lot of rain will fall on the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains, where Oregon Department of Forestry fire chief Doug Graff says “he’ll ask for it.”
The state has so far scorched more than 3.4 million acres this year, killing 25 people and downsizing hundreds of homes.
Many are still leaving their homes behind
“I hope my neighbors all get out and they are all safe,” he said. “And I just pray that we come back to a house and if we don’t, it’s just stuff, right?”
Similar scenes have occurred in the state over the past few weeks, as violent flames drove residents out of their homes.
California government Gavin Newsom says climate change is to blame.
The governor said, “The fundamental facts cannot be denied.” “Trendlines are not going in the right direction.”
Since the beginning of the year, California has seen about 7,900 foresters, says CAL Fire. More than 6,200 structures across the state have been damaged or The destroyed.
New danger looms
In Oregon, Sen. Jeff Merkle said the damage survey was “a World War II ground-hit fire bombing and destroying thousands of homes, destroying residences.”
“A lot of them are apartment buildings and mobile home parks, built housing parks, so there are many families who had very modest housing, the cheapest housing, housing is gone. We had commercial districts burnt to the ground. it’s too heavy. . “
The land that has been destroyed may now give way to another danger that is in danger: mudslides.
Mudslides can occur when burnt ground that is missing vegetation, which stabilizes the soil, becomes heavy with rainwater and, unable to keep its weight, starts flowing down the slope , Gathers debris and momentum.
CNN’s Joe Sutton and Rob Shackford contributed to this report.