Flames leap above a fire vehicle as the Dixie Fire jumps Highway 395 south of Janesville in Lassen County, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. Critical fire weather throughout the region threatens to spread multiple wildfires burning in Northern California. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

GRIZZLY FLATS, Calif. (AP)—Wind-driven wildfires continued raging through drought-stricken forests in the mountains of Northern California after incinerating hundreds of homes and forcing thousands of people to flee to safety.

The Caldor and Dixie fires are among a dozen large wildfires in the Northern half of California. All 7,000 residents of the town of Pollock Pines on Aug. 17 were ordered to evacuate because of the fire. The Dixie Fire is the largest of nearly 100 major wildfires burning across a dozen Western states, including Alaska. The wildfires, in large part, have been fueled by high temperatures, strong winds and dry weather. The fires, mainly in the Northern part of the state, have burned nearly 1.5 million acres, or roughly 2,300 square miles.

In Tennessee over 20 people have been reported dead and over two dozen missing in the aftermath of record-breaking rain that sent floodwaters surging through Middle Tennessee. Up to 17 inches of rain fell in Humphreys County in less than 24 hours Aug. 21, shattering the Tennessee record for one-day rainfall. 

At presstime, parts of the East Coast were cleaning up from Tropical Storm Henri. Utility crews were working to restore power to more than 65,000 customers throughout the Northeast and New England after the storm struck the region, knocking out electricity to more than 100,000 customers at its peak, reported news outlets.


While climate observers and scientists blame climate change and global warming for the unusual weather and increased natural disasters, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Eternal Leader of the Nation of Islam, and His National Representative the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, have warned these disasters plaguing America are not by happenstance.

The unusual and unprecedented weather witnessed by those in America and seen around the world are fulfillment of scripture and fulfillment of the warning that the two men gave on Allah’s (God’s) Divine Judgement of America for her over 400-year wicked treatment of Black and Indigenous people. Mr. Muhammad taught that these are the days of Allah, that this is the time of God’s judgment of the wicked. And He taught that Allah (God) would visit America with calamities including rain, hail, snow and earthquakes. Compiled from Associated Press reports. Final Call staff contributed to this report.