Parched California continues to swelter as Californians suffer the hottest, driest year on record in 120 years, and now it’s ablaze. In iconic Yosemite Park, 100 campers and hikers were recently evacuated by helicopter from areas near Half Dome Peak. The state’s historic drought is making matters so much worse–and deep concerns about drought are gripping the West.
It’s fire season. And since it’s been a particularly tough year with wildfires, Sunset’s editors will be hosting a Twitter chat to help West coast families prepare for possible flames. We’ll talk basics (How quickly does a wildfire travel?) to in-depth ways on how to make your house and garden fire-smart.
Westphoria explores the innovations and lifestyle trends of the 13 Western states, covering food, drink, design, arts and culture, and the dreamers who live here. To contact the editor, email@example.com