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Floods Trouble California, Fires Plague US Southwest


Residents of flood-stricken California are bracing for more rain Monday.

Earlier rains and winds pushed rivers out of their banks in northern California and killed at least one person.

While the western state of California is being hit by too much rain, the southwest of the United States has been hit by wildfires driven by high winds and hot dry weather.

Authorities ordered residents of a section of Oklahoma City to evacuate Sunday. In some cases, people had just minutes to packs and flee their homes. A number of houses burned to the ground.

Fires have burned tens of thousands of hectares of grassland in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas since last week.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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