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After the Storm

March 5, 2021

Texas residents are still recovering from a winter storm that hit several states in mid-February. Extreme cold caused much of the state’s power grid to fail. “We were woefully unprepared for this kind of cold,” said Texas state representative Ron…

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Winter Storm Woes

February 19, 2021

Winter storms began to sweep across the United States on February 11. They slowed distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in parts of the country. Severe weather hit from Washington State to the southern U.S. Snow and ice closed airports and…

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Gathering Storms

January 8, 2021

In November, Hurricane Eta made landfall in Central America. It caused destruction from Panama to Florida. Two weeks later, Hurricane Iota arrived. It was more powerful. It rained on places that were already flooded. Juan Orlando Hernández is president of…

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Southern Storm

September 18, 2020

Hurricane Sally made landfall near Pensacola, Florida, on September 16. It brought heavy rain. Winds reached 100 miles per hour. At press time, Sally was expected to move across Alabama and into Georgia. The storm moved slowly. It crawled at…

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Record Wildfires

September 11, 2020

Dozens of wildfires are tearing through California. Two of them are among the three largest in the state’s history. Those fires are burning not far from San Francisco. “The wildfire situation throughout California is dangerous and must be taken seriously,”…

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Lightning Fires

August 28, 2020

A firefighter battles a blaze in Santa Cruz County, California, on August 20. At press time, more than 14,000 firefighters were trying to stop two dozen major fires in the state. At least 100,000 people had fled their homes. Many…

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Fires in Arizona

June 17, 2020

A wildfire burning northeast of Phoenix, Arizona, is now the largest active fire in the United States. That’s according to the National Interagency Fire Center. So far, the fire has consumed more than 89,000 acres, or about 140 square miles.…

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Cyclone Strikes

June 3, 2020

A cyclone struck Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, the first to hit the city in more than a century. Cyclone Nisarga swept into the coastal city from the Arabian sea. It brought heavy rain and wind of up to 68 miles…

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Easter Storms

April 17, 2020

Severe weather swept through the southern United States, beginning on Easter Sunday, April 12. Tornadoes and thunderstorms hit Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and other states. The storms caused flooding and mudslides. At least 33 people…

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Venice Floods

November 27, 2019

Officials in Venice, Italy, are working to fast-track a project to protect the city from floods. This comes after record flooding last month. The trouble began on November 12. Venice had its highest tide in 50 years. The water came…