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Incoming storm prompts closure at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

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The storm arriving Tuesday in the Northstate has prompted the closure of part of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.

Park officials said with the potential for substantial rain starting Tuesday, as a safety precaution, the south side of the park will be closed through Wednesday. The closure includes Kennedy Memorial Drive at the Clair A. Hill Whiskeytown Dam, Brandy Creek Marina, and Crystal Creek Road. Park officials said in the post-Carr Fire landscape, environmental hazards increase during storms. The southern areas of the park, specifically the steep drainages on Shasta Bally, are susceptible to debris flows carrying rock, soil, mud, and water.

The National Weather Service also issued a Flash Flood Watch for areas burned in the North Complex fire in Butte County. That flash flood watch takes effect at 10 a.m. Tuesday through 4 a.m. Wednesday.

A post by the National Weather Service on Facebook said “Moderate to heavy rainfall could cause ash flows on newly burned areas, especially over the North Complex burn scar. It is important to not drive over areas where ash or debris is flowing, and stay connected to local alerts for updated information.”

Safety tips for burn scars and areas nearby:

  • Do not drive over areas where ash or debris is flowing
  • Stay connected to local alerts
  • Turn around, don’t drown

Snow is expected at elevations 6,000 feet and higher.

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Incoming GOP lawmaker shares video of hotel room workout, citing ‘Democrat tyrannical control’

Incoming GOP Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) shared a video of herself working out in her hotel room, citing ‘Democrat tyrannical control’ in Washington, D.C.

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Incoming GOP lawmaker shares video of hotel room workout, citing ‘Democrat tyrannical control’

Greene shared the video on Twitter, and claimed that gyms and small businesses were closed in D.C. Her claim was quickly debunked by journalists and others.

“I work out everyday in a CrossFit gym that is open. With people. Gyms are small businesses that have been devastated by the government mandated shut downs,” Greene tweeted. “In DC, NOTHING is open bc of Democrat tyrannical control. So here’s my hotel room workout. We must FULLY reopen!”

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), quickly pointed out “there is literally a gym around the corner from the hotel she is staying at.”

The Washington, D.C. metro area – which includes D.C, Maryland and Virginia – recorded 3,514 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday. DC alone saw 206 cases since Wednesday, the most in a single day since May.


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The rise in cases in the D.C. metro area follows a weekend of sudden outdoor celebrations and cheers outside of the White House after President-elect Joe Biden was projected to win the election on Saturday. May celebrated in the streets without wearing face masks, although there was little room for social distancing.

The District is currently in its phase two reopening protocols, and gyms are open as part of this phase. Individuals are required to wear a face covering when entering, exiting and while they’re inside gyms, including while exercising if it safe to do so.

On Friday, Greene tweeted that wearing a face mask was “oppressive” following calls to wear them as part of new member orientation. She herself was seen wearing a face mask.

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