Thunderstorms - deadly, destructive force
According to the National Weather Service, every thunderstorm produces lightning. On average, 300 people are injured and 80 people are killed each year in the U.S. by lightning.
"Thunderstorms are a dangerous weather event and their destructive capabilities should not be taken lightly," said Julie Rochman, IBHS president and CEO.
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Quarter size hail, high winds - Severe thunderstorm warning issued
July 26, 2010 —
The National Weather Service in Reno issued a severe thunderstorm warning for extreme southeastern Lassen County and extreme southeastern Plumas County in Northern California. This includes the city of Chilcoot until 3:30 PM PDT, Monday.
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Vehicle starts numerous fires along Highway 36 in Susanville
Fire crews responded to at least five roadside spot fires along Highway 36 in Susanville.
July 26, 2010 — Lassen County fire personnel are responding to a fire near the junction between Highway 395 and Highway 36, which closed Highway 36 in both directions for a brief period. Law enforcement units were seen directing traffic in both directions as of 1 p.m. on Monday, July 26.
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Former Sergeant Posch sentenced
Joshua SeboldStaff Writer7/22/2010
Former High Desert State Prison Sergeant Todd Posch was recently sentenced to 30 days of jail time, 300 hours of community service and three years of formal probation.
He will likely spend his 30 days in a non-jail setting such as house arrest because of his background in law enforcement.
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Momboosa: Boot scootin' by the shore
M. Kate WestChester Editor7/21/2010
The second annual Momboosa Music Festival was held in Chester the afternoon and evening of July 17, and quickly filled the air with the sound of toe-tapping tunes and aroma of tasty grilled foods.
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Chester veteran honored with Gold Star Banner
Sam WilliamsStaff Writer7/21/2010
The Soaring Eagle Chapter of the Blue Star Mothers will present a Gold Star Banner to a Chester mother to honor her son who was killed in Vietnam in 1969.
Christine Boyd, president of the Blue Star Mothers in Lassen County, said a Gold Star Banner was never presented to the family of United States Marine Corps Private First Class Richard Elliot Huff, who was killed during a firefight in Quag Tri Province April 11, 1969.
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