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Pacific Tropical Storm Forms

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. weather forecasters say Tropical Storm Dora has formed in the Pacific off southern Mexico and could reach hurricane strength by Wednesday. The system, however, is expected to remain out to sea. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says in its latest advisory Monday that the tropical storm has wind speeds of 65 kilometers per […]

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Wildfire Threatens Area Around US National Nuclear Lab

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. national nuclear laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico, is expected to remain closed until Thursday as a large wildfire threatens the area around the facility. The lab said in a statement it will be closed for all activities and that nonessential employees are expected to remain off-site. The lab and residents of the […]

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Flooding, Wildfires Causes Havoc in Parts of US

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Heavy flooding in the midwestern state of North Dakota continues to threaten dozens of cities across the state despite reaching its peak. The Souris River on Sunday crested at its highest level in 130 years, but not before damaging an estimated 3,000 homes and displacing more than 12,000 people in the city of Minot. The […]

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Heavy Rain Kills More People in China, Forces Evacuations

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A new round of rainstorms pounded central and southern China Wednesday, causing more deaths and massive evacuations. The government has ordered some 88,000 people in six provinces to evacuate. The Xinhua news agency reported that 72,000 people were evacuated in southern Jiangxi and Zhejiang provinces Wednesday. It said the rain also toppled more than 1,300 […]

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China Flood Death Toll Rises to 94

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials say the death toll from heavy rains in central and southern provinces has risen to at least 94 and that 78 people are missing. The state flood control and drought relief agency said Sunday that torrential rains in the past week have triggered floods and landslides in 13 provinces, affecting more than 8 […]

China Flood Death Toll Rises to 24

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials say the death toll from heavy rains in central and southern provinces has risen to at least 94 and that 78 people are missing. The state flood control and drought relief agency said Sunday that torrential rains in the past week have triggered floods and landslides in 13 provinces, affecting more than 8 […]

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Adrian Downgraded to Tropical Storm

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. weather forecasters say the first hurricane of the 2011 season has been downgraded to a tropical storm. The National Weather Service says Adrian, off Mexico’s Pacific coast, is weakening quickly. It said the storm’s winds had dropped Saturday morning to 110 kilometers per hour. The weather service said it anticipated Adrian to weaken below […]

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Death Toll from US Tornado Rises to 138

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 9:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials have updated the death toll to 138 from a powerful tornado that hit the central U.S. city of Joplin, Missouri last month. Missouri public safety officials said Thursday the toll rose after four hospitalized people died from injuries suffered during the tornado. The twister tore through Joplin on May 22 with winds topping 300 […]

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Tornadoes Strike Northeastern US, Killing Four

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 11:35 pm (UTC-5)
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At least two tornadoes ripped through a heavily populated area of the northeastern United States on Wednesday, killing four people and injuring others. The latest in a string of twisters to hit the country in recent weeks struck the western area of the state of Massachusetts, a region where tornadoes are relatively rare. The tornadoes […]

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Tornado Strikes Northeastern US

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A tornado has touched down in a heavily populated area of Massachusetts, causing damage and injuring a number of people. The National Weather Service said witnesses reported sighting the tornado near the city of Springfield on Wednesday afternoon. Television footage of the area showed dangling power lines, shattered windows, and debris strewn on the road. […]

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