National Weather Service
The fire broke out and spread to over 11 square miles in Orange County in Southern California on Monday.
Heavy rains in south Alabama and the Florida Panhandle are expected to flood waterways, potentially submerging bridges and flooding homes.
Strong winds have stoked unprecedented numbers of fires that have forced rescues and evacuations.
“There is a high risk for heat illness along with heightened fire weather concerns,” the NWS Los Angeles office reported.
The hurricane weakened as it moved inland to a Category 2 storm.
"Yep it was HOT out there today," the National Weather Service said.
The rotating columns and fire whirls can produce a "fire-induced tornado and outflow winds" of 60 mph, the alert warned.
A derecho can cause damage more like an inland hurricane than a quick, but more powerful tornado.
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