Dramatic Video Shows Atlanta Carjacking as 1-Year-Old Twin Babies Sleep Inside

m-gucci/iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- A father of twin one-year-olds got the scare of his life after he stopped to fuel up at a gas station in northwest Atlanta.

Lestor Chaney says fear quickly set in when he was forced to watch someone driving off with his one-year-old twin girls, reports WSB-TV, a local ABC affiliate.

"I ran to unlock the door, but the door was locked or whatever and the guy took off," Chaney said.

The carjacking took place Saturday night at a Texaco gas station after Chaney says his card wouldn't work at the gas pump and he went inside to pay.

Chaney admits he left his car running, according to WSB-TV.

Surveillance video shows a man running toward the car, quickly slipping inside and taking off in a hurry in Chaney's Toyota Camry.

It wasn't clear if the man knew about Chaney's twin daughters, Nadia and McKenzie, who were sleeping in the backseat.

"I was just hoping they were going to be alright," Chaney told WSB-TV.

Police found the girls a quarter of a mile away after the suspect ditched the car in the parking lot of an apartment complex.

McKenzie was in her car seat in the back of the vehicle, and Nadia was removed from the car and dropped in a wooded area, according to WSB-TV.

Police said the girls slept through the entire incident.

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California anticipates much-needed rain this week after catastrophic wildfires

California anticipates much-needed rain this week after catastrophic wildfiresGoogle Earth(NEW YORK) -- Ravaged by a slew of deadly wildfires in recent days, northern California is set to get a bit of relief this week in the form of rain.

A storm system is expected to move over the Pacific Northwest later this week and the trailing cold front will most likely bring some much-needed rain to northern California between Thursday and Friday, according to ABC meteorologists.

"It will rain a bit but not enough to fully douse the blazes," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Ken Clark said in a statement Tuesday. "The biggest advantage to firefighters will be the increase in humidity and lower temperatures."

Massive wildfires have charred more than 245,000 acres of land statewide in the past week, killing at least 41 people and destroying thousands of homes, according to authorities.

Firefighters were battling about a dozen wildfires as of late Tuesday evening, although most of them were more than halfway contained.

“The weather today will be warm with low humidity, which will continue to challenge firefighters, but only light winds are forecast,” CalFire said in a statement on Tuesday. “A chance of precipitation is expected to arrive later in the week, bringing relief from the dry conditions.”

The northern parts of the Golden State, which has bared the brunt of the fire damage, is forecast to see an influx of cloudy, cooler and wetter weather later in the week, according to AccuWeather.

Spotter from Los Osos was reporting sprinkles from this high level moisture. Dry at lower levels. Rain evaporates. Also called "Virga" #cawx pic.twitter.com/sgxj3bdXZQ

— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) October 18, 2017

However, a return of dry air, heat and areas of gusty winds could once again raise the wildfire danger early next week, meteorologists said.

Separately, a band of moisture, referred to as Atmospheric River by weather experts, is currently stretching between Asia and North America. It’s expected to bring several storm systems into many parts of the Pacific Northwest through the rest of the week.

The first of these storms have already hit the Pacific Northwest with wind gusts of between 40 and 74 mph.

A number of wind warnings and flood watches are in effect in the western and northern parts of the U.S. ahead of the storm.

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