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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…

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More Power Cuts

October 31, 2019

More than 500,000 people in Northern and central California remained without power on October 30. This was due to cuts by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) as wildfires swept through the state. A week earlier, nearly 3 million people were…

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California Fires

October 18, 2019

A wildfire began on October 10 in Southern California. More than 100,000 people were forced to leave their homes. The Saddleridge Fire tore across more than 12 square miles around Los Angeles. It damaged at least 58 buildings. The fire…

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Dorian Strikes

September 6, 2019

A powerful storm slammed into the Bahamas on September 1. Hurricane Dorian made landfall as a Category 5 storm. It dropped 30 inches of rain. Winds blew at 185 miles an hour. Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands were hit…

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Southern Storm

July 15, 2019

A storm struck the southern United States this weekend. It brought heavy rain, which led to flooding in parts of Louisiana. Communities there had expected a hurricane. But the storm was downgraded to a tropical storm once it hit land…

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Florida's Fire

June 27, 2019

A wildfire broke out in the Florida Everglades on Sunday night. By Monday it had doubled in size. Soon it had consumed some 42,000 acres. As of Wednesday evening, the so-called Sawgrass Fire was 75% contained. The Florida Everglades is…

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Tornadoes Strike

May 28, 2019

A string of tornadoes hit Indiana and Ohio Monday night. They damaged buildings, toppled trees, and caused injuries. One death has been reported. The Indiana and Ohio tornadoes were part of a larger system of severe weather that hit the…

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Floods Hit Houston

May 8, 2019

A storm struck Houston, Texas, on Tuesday. It brought heavy rains and rising floodwaters. By Tuesday night, some parts of the city had received 10 inches of rain. Police and firefighters evacuated homes. They also rescued people from vehicles that…