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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Ebola preparedness: Could a deadly virus with its roots in West Africa find its way to Plumas County? The county’s three hospitals are preparing, just in case.
  • Candidates speak: With elections just days away, candidates for local public offices took part in forums and submitted answers to questions from the newspaper.
  • Remembering Grace: The family of an FRC student who died earlier this month said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support after the college held a vigil to remember their daughter.

Thunderstorm shuts down air attack

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A Cal Fire S2T Airtanker from Grass Valley makes one final drop on a new fire just before air operations were suspended due to a strong thunderstorm moving into the fire area.  Phot by Judy Gimple
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8/21/2013 - 2:50 p.m.
 
All aircraft working the Hough Complex fires are heading back to their bases due to hazardous weather conditions. 
 
A large active thunder storm is moving from the south to the north across eastern Plumas County.  The storm is currently just north east of Quincy and moving into the fire area.  Several lightning strikes have been observed and down draft winds are forecast to be as strong as 60 mph. 
 
There is some moisture associated with the  storm.

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