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Isaac Weakens, but Flooding Dangers Remain

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Rains of one-time Hurricane Isaac are drenching the parched central U.S., even as residents of the Gulf Coast region cope with the vast flooding left in the storm’s wake. The National Hurricane Center said Friday that Isaac is now a tropical depression, moving north with diminished winds. But its toll was significant, with five deaths […]

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Isaac Weakens, but Flooding Dangers Remain

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Rains of one-time Hurricane Isaac are drenching the parched central U.S., even as residents of the Gulf Coast region cope with the vast flooding left in the storm’s wake. The National Hurricane Center said Friday that Isaac is now a tropical depression, moving north with diminished winds. But its toll was significant, with five deaths […]

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Isaac Weakens Again, New Storm Causing Worries

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. weather forecasters have downgraded Tropical Storm Isaac to a depression but warn the danger to the southern United States from the system is not over. The National Hurricane Center says the slow-moving Isaac weakened over northern Louisiana Thursday. The system is expected to produce more rain as it moves toward the north. Forecasters say […]

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Typhoon Haikui Slams Eastern China

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Typhoon Haikui has hit eastern China, the third such storm to make landfall there in a week. The storm came ashore in Zhejiang province early Wednesday bringing heavy rains and winds of up to 150 kilometers per hour. More than 1.5 million people were evacuated ahead of the storm, which is expected to hover over […]

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Typhoon Haikui Hits Eastern China

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Typhoon Haikui has hit eastern China, the third such storm to make landfall there in a week. The storm came ashore in Zhejiang province early Wednesday bringing heavy rains and winds of up to 150 kilometers per hour. Zhejiang officials have evacuated more than 130,000 people, while in Shanghai, just to the north, about 200,000 […]

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Shanghai Evacuates 200,000 Ahead of Huge Typhoon

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Some 200,000 people have been ordered out of their homes in Shanghai, where authorities are preparing for the third typhoon to hit the Chinese coast in a week. Authorities say 23 people are dead and nine are missing after typhoons Damrey and Saola crashed into eastern Zhejiang province, causing flooding and landslides. The latest typhoon, […]

Typhoon Saola Batters Taiwan, Takes Aim at China

Posted August 2nd, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Typhoon Saola is moving slowly across Taiwan, dumping torrential rains, triggering landslides, and forcing nearly the entire island to shut down. Government officials warned residents to stay in their homes Thursday because of the powerful storm, which has already been blamed for four deaths in Taiwan. Dozens of flights have been cancelled and major financial […]

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US Record Heat Wave to Continue This Week

Posted July 2nd, 2012 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Weather forecasters say a record heat wave baking the eastern United States will continue at least through this week. The heat is especially hard on more than 2 million people who remain without power in the region, following severe storms late Friday that toppled trees and cut off energy supplies. At least 20 deaths have […]

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US Storms Kill at Least 11, Millions Remain Without Power

Posted July 1st, 2012 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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At least 11 people are dead and more than three million residents are without power after violent storms tore across the eastern United States late Friday. The storms hit the region during a record heat wave, uprooting trees, knocking down power lines and prompting the governors of at least four states – Maryland, Virginia, West […]

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US Storms Kill 10, Knock Out Power to Millions

Posted June 30th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 10 people are dead and more than three million without power after violent storms tore through the eastern United States Friday. The storms hit the region amid a record heat wave, uprooting trees, knocking down power lines and prompting the governors of three states – Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia – to declare […]

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